Teen Turns Trash into Computers for Needy Families

Teen Turns Trash into Computers for Needy Families

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computer pileFifteen-year-old Jacob Komar rebuilds old computers that are destined for the landfill and gives them to needy families. “I started Computers for Communities in 2001 when I was nine years old. I acquired computers that were being discarded from a local school. Then I refurbished and distributed them to families in my community that could not afford to have a computer at home. What a great feeling to see the smiles on those kids’ faces. I felt like I was Santa Claus!”…

“Since then,” Jacob said, “I have created a nonprofit organization that helps other groups do the same thing: locate discarded computers, refurbish them and distribute them to those in need. To date, we have donated over 1,500 computers!”

Things you can do: Start your own local Computers For Communities (CFC) group; Mentor kids in a CFC group; Make a monetary donation to CFC; Donate your old computer to CFC. Learn all about it on their Web site: Computers4Communities.org

Andrew N. of the UK submitted a story link that led to this article.