My good news is that I placed two computers in homes this past week. These systems are internet ready and the new owners are grateful.
I'm starting to get more requests for computers and they are coming from needy people and families hit hard by the recession. Unemployment makes it hard to afford necessities like food and shelter. It may seem like having a computer may be a luxury, but more and more the presence of a computer means not only improving morale by being able to keep in touch with friends and family; it also gives people the means to find work and help themselves. Many government services are encouraging applications online and most businesses do as well.
So if you've got a serviceable laptop sitting in storage, please consider donating it. All it needs is the ability to get online. Even if it is in need of some repair, please contact me about whether it can be fixed and put in the hands of someone who can make good use of it.