Who are we?

5Computers for a Cause is a local initiative, acting primarily to raise funds for the Cancer Council via the Shitbox Rally teams "Drambusters" and "Tour de Frank"

All items listed on this site are available for the marked cost - payable by making a donation to the Lunchbox Rally. 

Please note the item your donation comment, and show your receipt on collection. If you want to be sure an item is still available, please check the Donation Page and see if the item has been claimed by anyone else.


All Donations are tax deductible.


More About Us

TOTAL MONEY RAISED TO DATE: $1600

Available Items
Please email simon@computersforacause.charity to arrange payment and collection.

HP Pavilion Desktop PC
Intel Core i5-8400
8GB RAM
120GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Windows 11 Home
$200

iPad 4th Gen

16GB / WiFi + 4G

$100


Dell Latitude E6530
Intel Core i5-3320M
8GB RAM
250GB SSD
Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon
$50

Fujitsu Stylistic Q775 Convertible Laptop/Tablet
Intel Core i5-5600U
8GB RAM
256GB SSD
Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon
$200

Olitech EasyFlip2 4G Phone
$20

Dell Optiplex 9020
Intel Core i5-4570
8GB RAM
128GB SSD
Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon
$50

Why Linux?

Many of the devices we have are old and no longer supported by Microsoft for use with Windows 11. Windows 10 is rapidly approaching End-of-Support and security updates will no longer be available. We'd very much like for these devices not to end up in landfill and for that they need to stay useful.
Linux Mint is a lightweight, fully featured and easy to use distribution of Linux that will feel familiar for Windows users, runs very well on older hardware, and will continue to get support for many years. It's also chock-full of lots of excellent free software, and blissfully free of ads, tracking, and telemetry.  You can read more at PCMag here.
We sometimes choose to install Elementary OS on some higher spec systems. Elementary is a beautiful and easy to use system that focuses on being a thoughtful, capable, and ethical replacement for Windows.

A note on our pricing

Where possible, our prices are set at about half the going rate for the same equipment on eBay. This isn't about profit - you need a bargain and the Cancer Council needs a donation. Please rest assured that although the items are cheap, all care has been taken to clean, sanitise, test, and repair them. Some are well loved, with marks and scratches that do not affect their use, and that condition is reflected in the price.

 If you have any Computers / Laptops / Phones / Tablets / Consoles you'd like to donate, you can drop them off at the following Donation Locations:

Core Roasters - 14 Barkly Street, Brunswick East, Melbourne
West End Chiropractic & Healthcare - 90 Appin Street, Wangaratta
Bendigo - Please email simon@computersforacause.charity for details.

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