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  • 31 drop-off sites in New York City and eastern New York State available
  • Any brand of computer equipment accepted
  • New York becomes fourth statewide Reconnect program

  • Goodwill NEW YORK, N.Y., October 30, 2008 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The News:

    Rex Davidson, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey said, “Goodwill is very pleased to partner with Dell to expand Reconnect to New York. We are committed to helping provide work for persons with disabilities, who will be employed to accept, sort and prepare the donated computers for recycling. The program has the added benefit of helping divert hazardous materials contained in unwanted computer equipment from our communities. Proceeds from the program will go to support Goodwill’s many human services programs.”

    Joe Strathmann, head of product recovery services for Dell said, “Dell wants to make computer recycling easy and free for consumers and Reconnect helps make that possible. Reconnect is a win for consumers, a win for the environment and a win for communities, and we’re glad to work with Goodwill on expanding Reconnect to cover New York City and make New York our fourth statewide program.”

    Additional Information:

    Dell offers free computer recycling to consumers worldwide.

    Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is one of New York’s original recyclers since its founding in 1915. Goodwill provides educational and career services, job placement opportunities and post-employment support for people facing economic challenges, including persons with disabilities and other disadvantages. Headquartered in Astoria, Queens, the community-based agency serves more than 120,000 persons a year, both adults and youth. In 2007, Goodwill placed 13,000 individuals in jobs, including 2,800 persons with disabilities. To help support its programs, Goodwill sells donated clothes and other household items in 36 retail stores located in the New York City metropolitan area, Northern New Jersey, the Hudson Valley and the Capital District of New York.

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    Bryant Hilton Dell (512) 633-7527
    Alfred Vanderbilt Goodwill (203) 855-9111