The Manatee School for the Arts donated 963 laptops to children in need through the Children’s Guardian Fund and Take Stock in Children Manatee.
A team of volunteers with the Sarasota Technology User’s Group (STUG) will diligently wipe each hard drive as a primary step to refurbishing the computers. The laptops will then be loaded with software, including Microsoft Office Suite, under a free license from Microsoft Corporation. Underserved children can then use the computers for school work, allowing for connectivity which is critical today.
If you need to dispose of a used laptop or desktop safely, contact Mark Sharff about donating your used device to STUG. Mark can be reached at (941) 374-1107 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
And check out this article published by SRQ Daily about this initiative: https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2023-03-15/21358_Charities-Unite-to-Provide-Laptops-for-Children-in-Need