Press Release 3/17/08

COMP4KIDS RECEIVES MORE THAN 100 DONATED COMPUTERS

Port Washington based not-for-profit www.comp4kids.org announced that it has recently received more than 100 computers from three large corporate donors:  AGI Dermetics (skin care) of Freeport NY, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and  Bliss - the spa and beauty experts.  As a result of these generous donations, in addition to supplying its free refurbished computers to eligible low-income children, the charity is now providing refurbished computers to two additional local charitable groups. According to Jon Zimmerman, the charity will now be able to provide fully refurbished Pentium III and IV XP computers to Long Island Adolescent and Family Services organization and to the Women's Network (www.womensnetwork.org).   

The Womenís Network, founded by Yehudis Robinson, is a Jewish organization that helps single moms with small children at home.  The organizationís Sister-to-Sister program offers a comprehensive resource network for divorced and widowed women raising children.  The Sister-to-Sister Advocate Program is comprised of trained, caring volunteers, as well as professional therapists, financial counselors and social workers, whose primary goal is assisting these women with a network of caring support, professional resources, and social services. 

 

Long Island Adolescent and Family Services (LIAFS) is a not-for profit  agency that provides residential services for Long Islandís youth. With four sites, LIAFS provides an array of program services for youths which include mental health counseling drug treatment, medical care, education, recreation, independent living skills and vocational training. LIAFS is licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS).  For information please contact Valerie Kopetic at www.liafs.org.

 

"Local coroprations and individuals have been incredibly generous in donating computers that they were no longer using, and through our efforts, we are refurbishing them for those that are without computers," said Zimmerman. "I like to thank all those generous donors of computers and would like to encourage volunteers from the community to assist with this worthwhile program."

 

If you would like to make a donation, volunteer, know of an eligible recipient, or if your company is interested in receiving free data destruction with its donation, please contactwww.comp4kids.org or Jon Zimmerman at 516 244 1809.