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The Assistive Technology Exchange Network — ATEN — refurbishes and recycles donated computers and distributes them to individuals with disabilities.

For these children, technology is more than a tool for learning. It can open the gateway to success in school, interaction with friends, employment opportunities and independent living.

Each year, ATEN provides Illinois students in special education programs with more than 4,000 computers and related equipment donated by individuals and corporations. ATEN’s recycling diverts more than 300 tons of hazardous e-waste from Illinois landfills annually.

ATEN receives funding from the Illinois State Board of Education. It is affiliated with the National Cristina Foundation, a national nonprofit agency that distributes donated computer equipment to people in need.

How Can You Help

ATEN welcomes volunteer help in refurbishing equipment as well as donations of:

  • PC computers
  • Printers Monitors
  • Disk drives
  • Cell phones
  • Ink jet cartridges
  • CD-ROM drives
  • Software (original discs)
  • Server equipment Communication devices
  • Peripherals and accessories

Your electronic equipment donations will be refurbished and/or processed in an environmentally friendly manner.

Donations Accepted at:
Tinley Park 7550 W. 183rd Street Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm