Net Literacy’s Computer Connects program provides computers to schools and nonprofits and has donated over 20,000 computers since 2003. With hundreds of computer labs in urban communities constructed or expanded in partnership with the Indiana Association of United Ways, Net Literacy is working to increase broadband access in rural and urban communities.
One of our programs which increases the availability of technology in Indiana’s rural counties has resulted in Net Literacy donating well over one thousand computers during the last 18 months so that more than 200 libraries, community centers, and other nonprofits could build or expand computer labs. At the request of Net Literacy Honorary Board Member Lt. Governor Skillman, Net Literacy began a campaign to donate computers to Indiana’s 80 more rural counties. Examples of a couple of the many articles about this program are depicted below – click on the article to read it.
Funding for this year’s initiative has been provided by Intel, Bright House Networks, and the TechPoint Foundation.
Sometimes one email can better explain the impact that this program is having:
I wanted to thank you for the five computers we received from the United Way, with the assistance of the Community Foundation of Carroll County. We are a very small, rural library, and we’ve been in need of additional patron computers for quite some time now. I’ve already placed one computer in the library as a patron Internet access/word processing computer, and have two more that I plan to put in place as children’s educational software computers. We plan to replace more of our patron computers with the rest, and hopefully, this will help us provide better services to the Camden and Jackson Township area. Many thanks! I cannot tell you how excited we were to receive these computers. J
Annette Griessman, Director
Camden-Jackson Township Public Library
183 West Main Street
Camden, IN 46917-0024
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