WE COLLECT LAPTOPS, REFURBISH THEM AND GIVE THEM TO WHITMAN STUDENTS IN NEED

…….Are you planning to upgrade your laptop computer this year?  Is your office upgrading?  We need your old laptops and laptop accessories!  The PTSA started this program in 2007 to give laptops to students who do not have access to a computer at home.  We all know how important a computer is for a student to accomplish their work, something most of us take for granted.    

A Whitman parent, Peter Dressner (see information below) has graciously offered to refurbish these computers free of charge.  He will wipe the hard drive clean (if you have not) and will load Linux operating system and OpenOffice which are free and compatible with Windows programs offering word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software.

HERE IS WHAT WE NEED:
Apple OS X or Windows XP/Vista laptops with at least a Core2 or Pentium 4 processor (anything made earlier than 2006 will not meet the requirements). Non-functional computers are OK as long as they have not been dropped and there is no physical damage to the case or screen. Please include all disks that came with the PC if possible. We also take peripherals such as mice, jump drives, carrying cases and any other accessories. Sorry, no printers please.  Please call or email Kristen Farren 301-229-2472  farrens5@comcast.net to arrange computer pick-up.  Kristen will give you a donation receipt for your records.

 

 

Thank you in advance for your continued support and generosity.   And THANK YOU to Peter Dressner who helps make this all possible--here is his information.

Kenwood Park PC Repair Specialist with many years' experience in hardware and software
(BS Computer Science) offers the following services to residences and small home offices.

   Home Networking Setup and Troubleshooting
   Easy Backup Solutions (email,address book,docs,music,photos)
   Data Recovery from non-working PC
   Blue Screen of Death boot errors
   Parental Controls - Website blocking
   Expert Virus and Spyware Removal
   Loaner PCs available
   Any kind of PC Problem
   I buy sad-face ipod minis

Strictly Residential
Serving Bethesda (Inside the Beltway)
         Chevy Chase MD (West of Conn Ave)
         Spring Valley and AU Park
Call Peter Dressner 24/7 at 301.718.1088 for fee schedule.