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Donation of computer hardware benefits thousands of Indiana residents
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 3, 2011) – Net Literacy announced today that Angie’s List has donated more than 100 computers to the non-profit, student-led organization dedicated to providing digital access across Indiana.
“We’ll use the Angie’s List computers to help community centers, youth organizations, schools, libraries, and other nonprofits in rural counties so they can create or expand public computer labs groups,” said Daniel Kent, Net Literacy president and executive director.
Net Literacy is half-way through an initiative led by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and the Indiana Association of United Way to provide thousands of computers to help nonprofits in more than 80 counties throughout the State of Indiana.
“We are thrilled to be able to help such a great organization help Hoosiers and hope this is the beginning of a continued relationship,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks.
Increasing the level of digital access isn’t the only benefit of the Net Literacy organization. By refurbishing the computers considered outdated for their original use, they are kept in-use and out of Indiana landfills. Computer monitors often contain lead, mercury, or cadmium, which can be released into soil, groundwater, and the atmosphere if not disposed of properly.
About Net Literacy:
Net Literacy was founded by middle students in 2003; its board is 50% comprised of students, and the organization has developed an integrated series of digital literacy programs: Senior Connects, Safe Connects, Computer Connects, Community Connects, the Net Literacy Alliance, Financial Connects, and the Digital Literacy “best practices” website. Net Literacy has increased computer access to over 170,000 individuals, repurposed over 15,000 computers in the last four years alone, and received awards presented by two American Presidents.
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