TDI Connect – formerly the Trenton Digital Initiative (TDI) – is an all-volunteer organization that is part of United Way of Greater Mercer County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation (www.uwgmc.org). Trenton Rotarians Glenn Paul, Mark Iorio and Dave Breidinger have been instrumental in launching and growing this initiative. They believed that everyone deserves access to today’s learning and opportunities available through the internet.
TDI Connect refurbishes computers donated by businesses and organizations and distributes them in collaboration with greater Trenton school and community initiatives. In 2019 TDI Connect distributed over 485 PCs through their partner groups to students, families, individuals, and non-profits working in the community. In 2020, they gave away over 1,250 refurbished PCs, and in 2021 they are continuing to work through on getting PCs to those students, families, groups and individuals who need access to the internet.
Each TDI Connect computer includes the hyper-efficient Ubuntu Linux Operating System, popular web browsers, and a suite of productivity software that reads and writes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop files.
Each donated PC costs $25-$75 to refurbish, and you can fund these with a tax-deductible gift to the United Way of Greater Mercer County. Visit the TDI Connect Website
Trenton Rotarians Mark Iorio (left) and Glen Paul (right) present a check to Denise Daniels, United Way.