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December 2022
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As the holiday season begins and the year comes to a close, Tech Exchange is taking a look back at our digital equity impact in 2022. Thanks to our supporters and volunteers, our dedicated staff and interns, and the participants who inspire us, Tech Exchange is closing the digital divide in the Bay Area.

In the first ten months of the year, our warehouse team picked up 12,135 pieces of old equipment, diverting e-waste from landfills and reducing carbon emissions for a healthier environment. The devices that were viable were refurbished by our Oakland warehouse team alongside interns in our workforce development program. To date in 2022, Tech Exchange has distributed 5,644 free or low-cost refurbished devices to low-income community members throughout the Bay Area. We’ve also begun hosting enrollment events for the Affordable Connectivity Program, and have connected more than 300 families with broadband internet service as a result.

All this would be impossible without the support of community members like you. After our successful #GivingTuesday fundraising, we are thrilled to announce that all gifts in December will be tripled, up to $50,000, thanks to a generous anonymous donor. Please consider making a donation now to kick off our December fundraising. Your gift will have three times the impact as Tech Exchange continues to provide computers, internet access, digital skills, and multilingual tech support in the Bay Area.

San Francisco Public Libraries Donation

Thank you to the San Francisco Public Library, which recently made a generous donation of equipment. In total, we received 395 high-quality used devices! This gift was made possible with support from the San Francisco Digital Equity department of the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development.

Tech Exchange’s warehouse is already working to refurbish and clean these computers in order to distribute them to the community this holiday season. For more info about donating devices to Tech Exchange, please visit

Staff Spotlight:
Linda Roman

Linda joined Tech Exchange in 2021 as a multilingual family support specialist and #OaklandUndivided Ambassador. Since then, her role has expanded to include spearheading all of our Oakland and Richmond outreach events.

 “It is an honor to help the community in Oakland’s Fruitvale district and other areas. It’s something special to see our efforts in action! This amazing community continues to grow, and I’m excited to continue connecting families and individuals with whatever tech support they need.”

Thank you, Linda!

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Dec. 10 in Richmond: ACP Enrollment
Dec. 14 in Oakland: TecHub Sale
Dec. 16 in San Jose: Holiday Tech Pop-Up

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