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ATMC recently demonstrated its continued support of local education with a donation of personal computers and accessories to the Brunswick County Volunteer Center. The cooperative donated 30 desktop computers to the Computers for Kids project, an all-volunteer project that provides refurbished computers to students whose families may have a difficult time affording them.
The Brunswick County Volunteer Center accepts computers from area businesses and refurbishes them so that they may be distributed to middle school and high schools students in Brunswick County.
Funds from grants and local donations have been used to purchase equipment for the repair of these computers. ATMC provided the first grant to implement this program back in 2006. The ATMC Community Connections Grant funded the initial equipment to repair the computers, as well as the purchase of workbenches and testing equipment.
When ATMC upgrades its work computers, many of the computers coming out of service are recycled through the Computers for Kids project in an effort to provide a benefit the community. ATMC has donated more than 100 computers to the Brunswick County Volunteer Center since 2007.
The Brunswick County Volunteer Center has given Brunswick County students more than 750 computers since the program was established.
For more information on the Computers for Kids project or to make an in-kind or cash donation, contact Jayne Mathews, director of the Brunswick County Volunteer Center, at 253-2574.