About US

Our Mission:
Computers Advancing Education, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, a public charity, as deemed by the Internal Revenue Service. The primary focus is to supply every student with the tools needed to compete and succeed in today's highly technological society. The volunteers at Computers Advancing Education, Inc. test and refurbish used computer equipment donated by major companies, small businesses or private individuals. All donations to this organization are tax-deductible. After refurbishment, the computers are supplied at no cost to schools, non-profit organizations, and individuals in an effort to support educational based programs. Over the past 11 years Computers Advancing Education, Inc. has supplied over 31,000+ free computers to schools and students all over the United States and 26 countries
Over the past 11 years, we have put over 31,000 + Computers into the hands of students and organizations in need.

Computers Advancing Education began as a side project in the garage of Fremont Bassett - also known as "Freebie". He and his son John worked together to build a computer for a young student whose family could not afford one. Realizing that there could be many other students in the same situation, Freebie decided to try and help as many kids as possible. He shared his vision with organizers from the Astronaut Memorial Foundation and the NASA Education Outreach program. Large companies around Brevard County began donating their dated computer equipment to help the cause. Freebie gathered coworkers to help refurbish the computers. Now 11 years later the organization has 38 volunteers, has grown to a bigger facility, and continues to grow.

  • Finding Hardware

    Saving systems from going to waste

  • Rebuild and Repurpose

    Maximizing potential usefulness of donated hardware

  • Filling a Need

    Giving computers to students and organizations that need them

  • advancing educational opportunities with computers

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Space Walk Hall of Fame 2014 Present
Take Stock in Children 2010 Present
Brevard County School System 2005 Present
Titusville Chamber of Commerce
2013 Present
Cocoa beach Chamber of Commerce
2013 Present
Melbourne Chamber of Commerce 2014 Present
Boeing Corp 2008 Present
Transitional Housing 2011 Present
Family Promise of Brevard 2011 Present
Senior of Brevard 2010 Present
Literacy for Adults Brevard 2011 Present
AAR AirLift Group
2013 Present
Artimes 2014 Present
Space X 2014 Present
TerraCycle Brigade 2015 Present

Schools:
Andersen, Apollo, Atlantis, Audubon, Challenger 7, Coquina, Imperial Estates, Lockmar, Manatee, Mims, Parkridge, Pinewood, Sabal, Tropical Andrew Jackson, Central, Edgewood Jr/Sr, Hoover Space Coast Jr/Sr Central Area Adult Education Literacy for Adults North Area Adult Ed Hatcher Academy Imagine School at West Melbourne New Jerusalem School Space Coast Christian Academy Viera Children's Academy

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