Millions of computers are tossed aside every year in the US and
around the world. Thousands are either without computers
completely or struggling along using obsolete equipment. Why waste
good pentium computers by tossing them in the trash when they
could be given to someone in need?
Few jobs are open to students who do not have computer skills.
Yet, more than 60% of homes lack computers, so the majority of
students rely on their schools for any and all computer exposure.
Across the nation there's a ratio of ten-to-one in students per
computer, so students are receiving far less exposure to computers
than they really need.
Professional Options is working to put surplus or unused
computers into the hands of disadvantaged students at Olympic
College in the Kitsap and Mason County areas. Our mission is to
make computer equipment available to educational and charitable
organizations, through the acceptance of donated computer
equipment that corporations and individuals have found no longer
useful for their purposes.
- Computers improve academic performance by giving students
individualized attention and by making learning interactive.
- Computers teach job applications
- Computers are tools for research
- Computers reach students with differing languages and
- Computers teach vocational skills
- Donated computers can be used to build a network or to
expand an existing network system to serve more students. On a
network, the terminals themselves need only limited
- Donated computers enable students to tap into a world of
information through e-mail and online services.
Volunteers are also needed to assist with collection,
transporting and computer systems support of varying capacity. If
you would like to donate your PC and/or computer components to
students via Olympic College Foundation, please complete this form. All donations
to Olympic College Foundation are tax-deductible. You will receive
proof of your charitable contribution at the time of delivery.