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Non-profit accepting unwanted computers

Paul Andrew

Do you have an old computer system gathering dust in your garage? Are you concerned about dumping a large piece of plastic filled with metal into our precious Earth? Do you have better things to do with $20 than paying the garbage company to dump your computer? Do you want to help less privileged families in the Lake Tahoe area?

ComputerCorps, a non-profit organization in Carson City, wants your unwanted computers, printers, monitors, cables, software and all electronic waste (except televisions). They can be dropped Saturday at the Burger King parking lot in Stateline across from Lakeside Inn & Casino. ComputerCorps will then refurbish, repair and upgrade the equipment, and make it available for local students and families in need of computers.

ComputerCorps, composed of more than 1,500 volunteers, is dedicated to improving computer skills and job opportunities for residents, while eliminating “eWaste” throughout the nation. The volunteers have invested more than 200,000 hours, and have saved more than 35,000 computer items from ending up in a landfill.

They also provide invaluable training for young people in our area. They are given opportunities to learn computer technology while helping recycle unwanted equipment.

For more information on ComputerCorps, visit http://www.computercorps.org.

E-Tahoe, a local Internet provider, will be donating one year’s free Internet service to recipients of these free computers.

At least nine students have already qualified to receive the systems and will be getting their equipment soon.

The initial drop off date will be Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the parking lot at Burger King off Kingsbury Grade, across from Lakeside Inn & Casino. Future drop off dates will be the second Saturday of each month.

Questions may be e-mailed to parentsclubkms@hotmail.com. Volunteers are needed for the event.

The service is co-sponsored by E-Tahoe, Boy Scout Troop 468, Kingsbury Middle School Parent’s Club, Whittell High School Boosters Club, and Call and Haul Trucking.


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