Computer Drive Hopes To Grant Access To Less Fortunate

By KBJR News 1

April 2, 2011 Updated Apr 2, 2011 at 9:17 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- A lot of us take computers and the internet for granted...now an organization wants to help others have access as well.

It's called "Reboot for Youth"...dozens of computers are being given away to area families who can't otherwise afford them.

PC's for People is helping organize the effort in Duluth.

The Boys and Girls Club, located at the Heritage Sports Center supplied them with the space to collect and distribute all sorts of computers.

"We're filling it with computers and all week, people, families are going to be coming here, picking up computers. These are families that have never had computers, can't afford a computer in any way," said Tom Gibbons, organizer.

Organizers say they've already given away around 40 computers today.
They hope the kids will be able to write papers and do their homework...and that their parents will be able to have an e–mail address and have access to job listings.

On Saturday April 9th more old computers will be collected at the College of Saint Scholastica between 10:00-2:00. From monitors, to keyboards...they need it all.

They just ask the equipment be less than 8–years old.