PC drive to benefit сhildren’s homes

Important
January 24 – 25, 2014, 09:00

On average, we replace our own computer technology or that of our loved ones once every three years, and, all too often, our old PCs, monitors, and laptops are left to gather dust. But there are people who can’t afford technology at all, let alone these kinds of upgrades.

“It’s an oft-remembered fact that children in orphanages don’t need presents. They need opportunities. Since we work with people who are helping to make free, high-quality education accessible all over the world, we wanted to get involved,” comments Anna Glotova, our Center’s Educational Programming Manager and organizer of the used computer drive currently being held to benefit children’s homes.

“The shortage of computers in our orphanages constitutes a barrier between our children and contemporary knowledge. And you and I can help fix that.”

That’s why, on January 24th and 25th, the Digital October Center team will be accepting used equipment:

used mainframes and laptops released after 2009, monitors (15” or larger) and all of their accompanying accessories.

Afterwards, volunteer Oleg Chumakov will deliver the equipment to specially selected orphanages, set it up, establish Internet access, and teach the children how to avail themselves of popular educational resources.

In the future, he will check in regularly to make sure that the computers are being used by the children themselves, and haven’t ended up anywhere else.

The children are waiting. You can bring any donations you might have to 6/3 Bersenevskaya emb.:

  • this Friday, 9:00-20:00, or
  • this Saturday, 13:00-15:00.

 

We have elevators available for transporting the equipment up to the fourth floor of the building, where the Center is located.

If you aren’t sure whether or not your old computer is right for the drive, there’s an easy way to check: if Windows 7 or OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard has ever been installed on your computer, it’s fine.

contacts

119072, Moscow, Bersenevskaya Naberezhnaya, 6, str.3

+7 (499) 963–31–10
+7 (985) 766–19–25
do@digitaloctober.com