Right now there are kids in Austin who can't do their homework properly because they don't have a computer at home. Do you have a spare computer to donate?
We're looking to have about 200 computers in inventory on the day of the installfest. Tom has a team of 50 volunteers broken into four groups -- with tables and chairs supplied by our friends at RGM Advisors. We have image servers. Union Park has given us the 10,000 sqft space. However...
We need more computers.
Every company I've ever worked for has had a back room with a dozen or so computers waiting to go to Goodwill. Most of my friends have a spare computer in their bedroom, closet, or whatever that they no longer use. I'll be bugging everyone of them. Do you have friends and employers with the sameleftovers? Can we have their computers?
We'll make arrangements to get them picked up, or if you want, I'll come pick them up myself. We'll get you a tax receipt. If you have a sizable donation, we'll figure out some additional perks. Just contact me email@example.com or contact Ken Starks firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tweeting is appreciated, but.... You tweet this. Your friends retweet it. Thousands of tweets fly. Meanwhile, so many the computers sit in closets waiting for their trip to a junkyard in China.
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1) If you have a leftover computer or two, send me a note. I'll take it off your hands, and put you on my Christmas list. Did I mention that we're having a party?
2) Can you think of any friends who might have leftover computers? Please tell them about Linux Against Poverty, and give them our contact information.
3) Do you have an employer or former employer with a back room full of decommissioned computers? Please tell them about Linux Against Poverty, and give them our contact information.
This can make a big difference in someone's life. Someone right here in Austin. And it won't cost a cent.
-Lynnyour cut contents here.