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‘Computers for Schools’ to donate 2,000 PCs to local districts

By Staff | Feb 25, 2011

This year’s group of presidents representing the five Rotary clubs in the Eastern Panhandle have created a joint project to benefit the communities they serve.

The project is “Computers for Schools.” The presidents decided on this project because of the significant impact it will have on the Eastern Panhandle and the school districts of the three counties.

The presidents are coordinating the delivery of more than 2,000 slightly used computers and monitors to the Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan county school districts.

The computers and monitors are available, free of charge, from a federal government surplus program. They are Dell or Hewlett-Packard computers with 80-gb memory, core-duo inside, and are not more than three years old. They have been sanitized and are ready to receive new operating systems and software.

Each school district accepted the offer and all are receiving at least 500 computers for their students. Additionally, the school districts may choose to pass some of their allotment of computers and monitors onto non-profits in the area.

If you are aware of a non-profit that could use a computer or computers, please contact Julie Siler at jsiler1232yahoo.com.

The five presidents are excited about this joint project. The impact a joint Rotary project can have on the Eastern Panhandle compliments the important and substantial projects our individual clubs are doing in our communities.