Together, we donated 40 computers to Kansas City's neighborhoods!
Together with Connecting for Good, last week's computer drive generated over 40 computers to be donated to Kansas City's neighborhoods. Connecting for Good's digital literacy program is intended to help low income residents gain access to Google's offer of seven years of internet access for $300 (payable in 12 monthly installments).
THANK YOU, Social Media Club of Kansas City, for donating your used computers and for helping spread the word!
SMCKC member, Dave Greenbaum aka @calldrdave, hauled a car full of his clients' used computers from Lawrence in his tiny fuel efficient Prius. He said his gas mileage noticeably dropped due to the increased weight of the car. Dave, you rock!
By the end of the morning, we filled the trailer with over 40 computers (PCs, laptops and peripherals). Before donating to residents, the hardware will go to Connecting for Good's workshop to be refurbished and the hard drives wiped clean.
Have computers at home or know someone who does? Connecting for Good is always accepting donations. They will refurbish and wipe hard drives clean for free. Email Rick to find out where to drop off donations firstname.lastname@example.org. Or give me a shout at email@example.com or @AlishaBethT. Also let us know if you would like to volunteer to help with the digital literacy classes.
Thank YOU for helping us get Kansas City connected!
Connecting for Good board members Michael Liimatta, Rick Chambers, Rick Deane and David McGee.