Computers no longer accepted at wvcc

WVCC will no longer accept donated computer equipment, effective immediately.  Here are a few alternatives to drop donations or recycle old technologies.

Donate your old computers and other technologies

  1. Westec Recyclers  is a full service electronic recycler.  A list of acceptable items is available on their website.  Phone 602-256-7626  
  2. StRUT - Metrocenter - Students Recycling Used Technology, Metrocenter Radio Shack, rear parking lot.  Wednesdays 9 AM to 3PM.  Phone 480-222-4066
  3. Data Doctors located at 6750 W Deer Valley in the Sprouts Plaza.  Phone 623-566-9000; Phoenix location at 13240 N 7th Street, Suite #9, Phoenix, AZ 85022.  Both accept computers and monitors, but not the old CRTs.

Donate old cell phones

  1. Cellphones for Soldiers Helping Heroes Home provides one-time emergency grants to aid returning veterans in need. This program is funded by recycling cell phones, smart phones and tablets. Drop off at Credit Union West Arrowhead, 20155 N 67th Ave, Glendale, or Credit Union West Cactus, 6777 W Cactus Rd, Peoria AZ 678-580- 1976 for more locations.
  2. Sun City Sheriff's Posse collects used Cell Phones and passes the phones on to be used as 911 phones. The recipients may be battered women and other needy persons. Call for drop-off locations 623-972-2555 (Note: Westbrook Posse does not have this program).
  3. HopeLine from Verizon helps support victims and survivors of domestic violence while ensuring phones are reused in a responsible way. Drop off at a Verizon Wireless Store. (Call your provider if not Verizon to see if they have similar program).
  4. org 911 Cell Phone Bank was created to provide an ongoing and readily available source of 911 emergency cell phones and funds to meet the unexpected and urgent needs of participating law enforcement and affiliated victim services agencies. Call for pickup 866-290-7864
  5. Call your favorite charity to see if they have cell phone donation programs that benefit need or other worthwhile causes.


Computer Talk Presentation Documents

Windows 10 Tips

  • Joe Jacobs, Presenter on April 6th        

                                                                                                                       Windows 10

Should Your Next PC be a Chromebook?

  • John Ellsworth, Presenter on April 6th          


West Valley Genealogical Society (WVGS)        

  • Peggy Morphew, Presenter on March 2nd     

                                                                                                                       West Valley Genealogical Society

Medical Tips and Hints

Links from the March Newsletter

Medical information is useful and sometimes vital.  Here are sources you might find interesting.

  • WebMD has useful healthy living and medical information
  • Find a doctor and learn what other patients think of doctors and hospitals at Healthgrades
  • The National Institute of Health NIH is good for a wide range of health issues
  • HealthLine is a good source for general health information
  • Learn about a medical problem or disease at the Mayo Clinic website

Alternatives to TV Cable Service by Nick Marselos

Reducing TV Provider Costs

  • Learn about new options to your TV cable service
  • How to save money using less expensive alternatives
  • Find out how to check your current data usage         

                                                                                                                       Presentation on Cable Cutting

Sage Advice from Joe

Joe Jacobs has important advice for all

  • Beware of phone calls and pop-up warnings!
  • Most common thing slowing down your computer
  • MalwareBytes

Scams and PopUps 2016


Do you enjoy Shopping Online?

Online Shoppers Beware!

Tips from the WVCC August Newsletter

  • 10 Signs you're getting scammed while shopping online

10 Signs

Cell Phones

Tips and Hints from 2016 Newsletters worth reading again!

  • Protect your cell phone from spyware!
  • Protect your Android cell phone from malware
  • Protect the privacy of your cell phone
  • How to save money on your cell phone plan
  • How to make cell phone calls over a wifi

Cell Phone Tips & Hints