The Assistive Technology Exchange Network — ATEN — refurbishes and recycles donated computers and distributes them to individuals with disabilities.

For these children, technology is more than a tool for learning. It can open the gateway to success in school, interaction with friends, employment opportunities and independent living.

Each year, ATEN provides Illinois students in special education programs with more than 4,000 computers and related equipment donated by individuals and corporations. ATEN’s recycling diverts more than 300 tons of hazardous e-waste from Illinois landfills annually.

ATEN receives funding from the Illinois State Board of Education. It is affiliated with the National Cristina Foundation, a national nonprofit agency that distributes donated computer equipment to people in need.

ATEN is funded in part by the CME Group Community Foundation.

How Can You Help

ATEN welcomes volunteer help in refurbishing equipment as well as donations of:

PC computers
Disk drives
Cell phones
Ink jet cartridges
CD-ROM drives
Software (original discs)
Server equipment
Communication devices
Peripherals and accessories

Your electronic equipment donations will be refurbished and/or processed in an environmentally friendly manner.

Donation Locations:

Permanent collection sites year round:

UCP Seguin - Tinley Park
7550 W. 183rd Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday

UCP Seguin – Cicero
Seguin Auto Center
5601 W. Ogden Avenue
Cicero, IL
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

UCP Seguin - Oak Park
Levinson Center
332 W. Harrison Avenue
Oak Park IL 60304
9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday

UCP Seguin - Chicago
547 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 225
Chicago IL 60661
9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday & Wednesday

Seasonal Locations:

McHenry Township Road District
3703 North Richmond Road
Johnsburg, IL 60051
8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Northfield Township Road District
1928 Lehigh Avenue
Glenview, IL
8:30 am to 2:00 pm