TeachChildren.com Computer Donation program
Posted by on May 2, 2002
Imagine our region being the first in the nation to have every economically challenged family equipped for the technology future. Imagine every child in our region with access to the world of information through a computer. Imagine how educationally more advanced these children will become. Imagine how better equipped these children will be to face the challenge of the technology age. We can make it happen?
We have helped over 4,000 families in our region receive a computer. Every day companies and individuals are upgrading their computers. Often, these old computers are sold for scrap or sent to landfills. Now over 1,500 individuals and companies have donated equipment to The Children?s Project 2000. Our dedicated volunteers get them humming again, pumping up the ram, and adding new hardware.
Imagine the faces of children when their parents come home with a computer. Children, who once had no hope of owning a computer, finally sitting down at the keyboard and gaining access to the World Wide Web of knowledge and information, learning at their own pace in the comfort and safety of their homes.
To succeed in school, in business and in life, every child needs technology skills. Join our effort to have our region be first in the nation to help every family own a computer. With your help we will succeed in making that difference! Please pass on the word to your friends, neighbors, co-workers and other family members?
You have two exciting choices
Choice 1: We have Pentium computers with a minimum 16 megs of Ram, 1 gig hard drive or better, Windows 3.1, and approximately $600 worth of children?s learning programs. To receive this computer we require a minimum contribution of $125. We also require each recipient to volunteer in our repair center for 2 hours on the day they pick up their computer.
Choice 2: We have Pentium computers with a minimum 16 megs of Ram, 1 gig hard drive or better, Windows 95, Office programs, a CD Rom, and a 56k modem for internet access. To receive this computer we require a minimum contribution of $185. We also require each recipient to volunteer in our repair center for 2 hours on the day they pick up their computer.
TO RECEIVE A COMPUTER!
Write A letter: Please write a letter fully explaining why you cannot afford a computer and how owning a computer will benefit your children or family. Your letter must be at least a page and a half long. We love great letters!
Enclose a deposit: Everyone has to contribute a minimum of $125.00 to receive a computer. We are a small non-profit organization run almost completely by volunteers. Your minimum contribution is our major source of funding. This helps us assist other families just like the families before helped you. You must include with your letter either the full amount of $125 or a minimum deposit of $60. Your balance must be paid in full when you pick up your computer. WHEN WE RECEIVE YOUR LETTER AND DEPOSIT we will send you information on how and when to pick up your computer.
VOLUNTEER: Every family is required to volunteer a minimum of two hours in our repair center on the day you pick up your computer. Your work can be anything from helping load computers with programs, matching them up with keyboards and mice. to sweeping the floor, cleaning the tables or any of the hundreds of other jobs we may have for you. You may stay longer if you wish.
Keep us informed. To continue this project we must document how the computer helps your children and family. Everyone must write an update letter 30-days after receiving their computer.
Send your letter and deposit to:
1920 W Marshall St
Norristown, Pa 19403
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