Linux Against Poverty is hosting their 2nd annual Install Fest tomorrow at Union Park, which will conclude their drive to put computers in the hands of Austin area children who currently don’t have a computer or internet access at home.
Last year’s computer drive and Install Fest gathered 40+ volunteers from Austin’s technology and open source communities to help refurbish more than $35,000 worth of computers for Central Texas children.
The goal for this year’s drive is to deliver $50,000 in computers to Austin and the surrounding communities. To help out all you have to do is mosey on down to Union Park sometime tomorrow and fork over your lightly-used computer. It only takes a minute or two and volunteers will wipe the hard drive – so nobody will ever know exactly what type of movies you’ve been downloading lately.
It really only takes a few minutes to donate your spare/used computers – and it’s for a great cause. The Austin area is, after all, home to Dell Inc., so it’s a good bet that there are thousands of residents in the city that have laptops they don’t want anymore. Linux Against Poverty is making this a no-brainer – so get to Union Park in the morning and give them your spare computers.
Think you live too far away to get to Union Park tomorrow? No problem – there are 3 alternative drop-off locations listed at the end of this post. No excuses!
All donated computers are eligible for a tax receipt. You can find details on the donation process, types of computers and parts that Linux Against Poverty is collecting at: http://linuxagainstpoverty.org/donate-computers
Install Fest Details:
Linux Against Poverty 2nd Annual Install Fest
Saturday, June 19, 2010
612 W. 6th Street Austin, TX 78701
Other Drop Off Locations:
North Austin Linux Against Poverty Dropoff
8312 Burnet Road, Suite 109
South Austin Linux Against Poverty Dropoff
ITech Service Center
Live Oak Court Center
2900 South Congress Ave, Suite 205
Austin Texas, 78704
Lakeway Linux Against Poverty Dropoff
15401 Debba Drive (intersects with hwy 620)
Austin, TX 78734