One of the other students that told us she might want to do computers when she grows up. Our goal to place the computer in their hands and they can use it to follow whatever dream they will have as they grow up.
This computer was also donated at the Gauntlet event and went to Stephen Niamke. She is on a mission to rid the world of trash. The laptop will help her to organize her group as she goes around the country making it better one piece of trash at a time.
I have worked with Elijah's father in two different companies in the past 20 years. Yea I am old. He is a great father and has a wonderful family. Elijah is battling something no kid should have to go through. I am glad we were able to get him a computer to try and help. It is always great to get a picture back showing the inteligence looking into the screen. His Facebook page is here and I invite you to like it and follow him. https://www.facebook.com/elijahfightsback
Talking to a lady where I work she told me her grandson is autistic and they have a computer but it no longer works. I asked for her to bring it in to see if it is something we could help get back to work for her. After a couple of days I am happy to report the machine is back in working order with all updates applied. This happened a couple of weeks before Christmas as well.
Who would have thought four years ago we would be delivering our 200th computer. This girl's mom is a friend of my mother-in-law and is starting kindergarten this year. The first computer we did was also from my mother-in-law so it is great we continue to work together to find kids with a computer need. We also did something new with this computer and installed DuodouLinux that is a Linux distribution geared towards kids of her age. All of the software installed are free and the entire system is kid friendly.
Getting close to 200 computers now. These two laptops, one being donated by a coworker went to the Eastern Appalachian Teen Challenge group in Botetourt county. We have been able to fix some laptop for them in the past so it was great to get two used ones over to them as well.
We have donated a couple of laptops to the Eastern Appalachian Teen Challenge group in the past. Just recently they emailed asking if we could look at a couple of the other laptops they were having trouble using. We were able to get them on a Saturday and turn them around within a couple of days. We understand the need for computers and education so we wanted to not hold up this for to long. We fixed up three computers and was able to donate another one for one of theirs that had a cracked screen.