United Way-led technology drive a chance to help many

FINDLAY, OH (Dec. 12, 2022) — United Way of Hancock County is leading a technology drive that could reap millions of dollars in tax returns for vulnerable members of the community.

The nonprofit agency is seeking donations of new and used technology as it prepares to reinstate the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in 2023. The VITA program offers free tax preparation services for qualifying individuals, and public sign-up information will be released in the coming weeks.

In preparing for this volunteer-led program, the United Way is seeking tax-deductible, in-kind donations of:

  • New and used laptop computers that will run Windows 10 or 11
  • Desktop printers

  • Associated cables, keyboards, etc.

Tech-savvy volunteers are also needed to help prepare the donated items.

Should the United Way collect more than the VITA program requires, the donated equipment will be made available to other local nonprofits and organizations dedicated to helping others.

Companies and individuals wishing to donate tech items may contact United Way of Hancock County at 419-423-1432 to arrange for drop-off.