Free I.T. Athens aims to increase the availability of free and open information technology and provide individuals with the experience and knowledge necessary to become both comfortable with information technology and proficient in its usage. We seek to ensure that all people in the Athens -Clarke County area have a friend that knows about technology and that information technology is free and/ or open.HISTORY AND IMPACT
Founded in 2005, Free I.T. Athens is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reclaimed and refurbished technology as well as educational opportunities to those in need. We are also advocates for free software and free technology. Arguably Athens’s oldest technology nonprofit, Free I.T. Athens combines the power of community collaboration, free software and rescued technology and changes lives and the environment for the better. Since its founding, Free I.T. Athens has responsibly rescued over 70 tons of unusable equipment from landfills and distributed over 2,000 refurbished computers to individuals, community groups, churches and nonprofits in Cameroon, El Salvador, Peru and the United States.