Most towns have local PC repair guys, especially useful are the independent guys. If you happen to have one nearby, look to him or her, next time you are looking to dispose of your used laptop, desktop, monitor, printer, etc.
Chances are if the electronic is still operational, your local PC shop, can turn around and either resell this item or donate it to a local school or organization. I would start with a phone call and see what options materialize.
In many states now it is illegal to dump your CRT monitor, desktop, or laptop into the trash bin. Not too mention that landfills are completely out of control with e-waste. Think of your friendly local PC guy next time you need to dispose of a computer.