On October 5th, Mr. K's joined Hawai`i Community College (HCC) and Hawai`i First Federal Credit Union's Community Resource Center at the Fall 2023 Kickoff and Orientation of IT Reuse Hawai`i.
IT Reuse Hawai`i brings together HCC IT students to refurbish functioning computers donated by organizations and Mr. K's, to be distributed to low-income individuals and families to achieve their life goals through programs such as Hawai`i First's Pathways Financial Coaching and Financial Empowerment Services.
IT Reuse Hawai`i also partners with PCs for People, based in Minneapolis, MN, to provide data sanitization and authorized installation of Windows OS and Office 2019. Mr. K's provides responsible, R2/e-Stewards-certified recycling of any devices or components that can't be reused.
"Mr. K's made our initial pilot last year successful by donating functioning computers that were already wiped of data," said Michele Mitsumori, project coordinator for IT Reuse Hawai`i. "This not only extends the life of valuable assets, but also supports local individuals and families. We appreciate the partnership of Roy, Evan, Dale and the team at Mr. K's!"