Area foster kids need laptops to compete.  The Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program and Sarasota PC Users Group have teamed up to collect used computer laptops.   With a long history of recycling and safety, the Sarasota PC User’s Group sanitizes the hard drive with a seven-step process that protects the donor’s information.   The Sarasota PC User’s Group employs software similar to that used by the U.S. Department of Defense to completely eliminate all data on the hard-drives.

This same “cleaning process” is used throughout industry and government.  Rest assured that your precious information will be deleted, and you are safe.  Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Manatee County Government and several area businesses have provided used laptops this year .

Guardian ad Litem Program staff and volunteers will coordinate and handle the distribution of refurbished units to our area youth.  It is critical that our children have access to the internet to effectively compete in school.

Through the 12th Judicial Circuit GAL Program, Sarasota PC Users Group and our foster care children support network, laptops are distributed with practiced prudence.

We request that donors bring their unused, broken, or even barely used laptops to their local County Guardian ad Litem office.  We will see to it that the unit is taken to the shop for repair – then provided to our area foster care youth so they can compete in school.

Or you can call MARK at 941.374.1107 or E-mail: and arrange for a pickup.

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