PAY IT FORWARD! Give Back To Philadelphia With Older or Unused Computer Equipment.

What is this Pay It Forward program that Bridge Cable is involved with? Simply put it is when our techs are on-site doing a network or computer wiring installation and we are in your storage or server rooms. Usually in the corner are piles of older computers and equipment that are no longer in use. What to do with them is always a problem with the IT staff and I would hate to say this, but most are hoarders. I can say that because as a former IT admin for Lexus Nexus I always liked to have a few spare units laying around.

Rebecca Free PC

Rebecca is using her free computer for her new Philadelphia business.

Paying It Forward In Philadelphia

After Bridge Cable has completed a network data installation we at times can take older or used equipment from the companies. Our management allows our techs to store and update the equipment so that they can then hand it over to people in need. Typically in the Philadelphia office, we meet or post ads on Craigslist for donations. We generally find computer systems that we can then donate to be used to start businesses or for families who’d like a 2nd computer for the kids to do their homework on.

On the business side, it’s really awesome to pay it forward by helping out other small businesses in the area. We, just like all businesses, started from the bottom and it’s great to give back to the local people that have helped us keep going after so many years. The homework help is really cool as who knows, one of these small kids might turn into the next install tech or IT guru.

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Jacob is using this equipment for his new networking business.


So what can you donate? Really anything? Monitors have been a big plus, kids these days enjoy seeing a flat-screen attached to their home computer. Most companies are upgrading their 17-inch monitors or below these days. Even with slower CPU computers, we can upgrade them with more memory or a larger hard drive. A favorite local computer store that does upgrades is Shantech Computer, 2026 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149 @ (215) 342-3688. We have used them in the past and can work with a budget.

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Our techs also love free lunches!

We implore anyone who has spare units or redundant equipment hoarded away to get them out of the closets and back on the streets. Some companies can do fancy stuff with a credit for their taxes, but it is just faster to get them back in the hands of people that could use them and benefit greatly from doing so.

So please do call us for any of your computer network wiring needs and when we are onsite at your business we will gladly take any unwanted computers or other hardware off your hands.

Help us to make a difference by giving back to those people in Philadelphia who need it most and take part in our pay it forward program!

Bridge Cable 877-832-1206