Who is Professional Options and
why are they involved?
What kind of computer hardware and software is acceptable for
Minimum 486 CPU, 66MHz or faster
Macintosh Power PCs
Colour and monochrome monitors
Printers (both dot matrix and laser)
A wide variety of word processing, spreadsheet and database
programs are acceptable, including some graphics programs.
Please see question 6 for more details.
Who is eligible to receive donated equipment from Olympic
Eligibility is restricted to Olympic College students at this
time. Some of the criteria for selection is weighted based upon
factors such as time enrolled, financial need, and intended use.
Does Olympic College or Olympic College Foundation have to
pay for hardware or software received during the computer drive?
No, all hardware and software are provided without cost.
Warehousing and transportation of the equipment may be the only
services Olympic College will have to provide if there are not
How are the donated computers allocated to students?
Olympic College and Olympic College Foundation will determine
the distribution of donated computers based on applications from
What if we have computers to donate but they are not in
At this time, we request working equipment only per
previously outlined requirements. In the future, non-functioning
equipment may be considered. We would first need additional
volunteer help and operations support. That's why we are
appealing to supporters to not only donate their retired
computer equipment, but also time and resources to help us get
the donated equipment to students as quickly and efficiently as
possible. Corporate donors are encouraged to donate
classroom-ready computers whenever possible.
Can we donate computer software?
We accept donations of MS-DOS 5.0 or better, and Microsoft
Windows 3.1 or better, or equivalent operating system software
only. If you have operating system software to donate please
note that all related diskettes or compact discs, applicable
manuals and the original product license agreements must
accompany the donation. If you are donating computer equipment
with pre-installed operating system software the applicable
manuals and the end user license agreements must
accompany the donation, including the certificate of
Can we obtain a tax receipt for the computer equipment
Olympic College Foundation will be providing general letters
which acknowledge your donation. You will be totally responsible
for applicable IRS reporting obligations regarding your
Who is Professional Options and why are they involved?
Professional Options is the company which originally
suggested the idea of a computer drive to Olympic College and is
a member of the Olympic College Business Management Advisory
Committee. They will provide support in many stages of the
computer drive including seeking volunteers, collecting
computers, and providing strategic events planning, business
consulting and marketing/public relations solutions.
For more information, please