The effort is on track to distribute 300 computers to foster youth by the end of the year.
ANCHORAGE – An Alaska nonprofit is teaming up with a local lawmaker to collect laptops for foster youth this holiday season.
Facing Foster Care Alaska launched the drive Tuesday, and said the laptops would help foster youth around the state connect with family members and stay on track academically. This marks the third year the group has organized the drive in cooperation with Anchorage Democrat Rep. Les Gara. According to a Tuesday statement from Gara’s office, the effort is on track to distribute 300 computers to foster youth by the end of the year.
Drive organizers said they’re still looking for donated computers in good condition that are less than four years old, have a word processing program and internet capabilities.
People interested in donating computers or funds to purchase computers can contact Gara’s office at 907-269-0106, or FCCA Executive Director Amanada Metivier at 907-230-8237.