Laptop Computers Collected for Foster Youth
Called crucial for kids moving from home to home
The Facing Foster Care organization is asking Alaska residents to donate their old laptops to foster youth in need.
The group is working with state Representative Les Gara for the second annual laptop drive. Throughout the past year they’ve matched more than 60 kids with computers. Gara says it’s crucial for kids and teens in foster care to have portable technology since they’re constantly bouncing from home to home.
“Often they get yanked out of school during the middle of a semester; they have a lot of hurdles other kids don’t have,” Gara said. “All kids have hurdles, and foster kids have hurdles on steroids.”
Donated laptops must not be older than four years. They must have a word processing program and have internet capabilities – and must work well.
Call Representative Gara’s office at 269-0106 for more information.