Because everyone deserves Internet access.
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). It is an initiative to distribute free computers and low-cost, high-speed Internet to economically challenged Trenton families. Trenton Rotarians worked with other local organizations to launch this program and currently serve on the committee.
TDI Connect refurbishes computers and laptops donated by companies and schools, and distributes the computers in collaborations with Trenton non-profits to individuals and groups who do not currently have internet access. The donated computers are then refurbished by technically trained volunteers. (See the TDI Connect Flier)
TDI Connect is currently an all-volunteer group that creates partnerships and collaborations with area non-profts in order to make PCs available where they are needed.
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.
The Linux operating system is used by Google, Amazon, Facebook, IBM and 84% of corporate computers including the world’s fastest supercomputer. A customized version of Ubuntu Linux operates Tesla cars.
Trenton Rotarians Glenn Paul, Mark Iorio and Dave Breidinger have been instrumental in launching and growing this initiative.
To donate a computer or make a financial contribution, please visit tdiconnect.org.
To learn more, view the video produced in 2015: