What organizations help needy students get free laptop computers?


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Computers for Learning, Komputers 4 R Kids, Free Geek, PCs for People and The On It Foundation provide free laptop computers to students and school-aged children, as of 2015. Each organizations has specific eligibility requirements to receive a free laptop.

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Computers for Learning is a program in which the U.S. government supplies laptop and desktop computers for student use at school. This program awards grants to school districts, which outline how the supplies are to be distributed. Komputers 4 R Kids is a non-profit organization that fixes donated laptops and distributes them to children from low-income families for educational purposes. Free Geek, an organization based in Portland, Oregon, refurbishes used electronics, including laptop computers, and provides them to low-income students and families.

PCs for People donates laptops to people experiencing economic and other limitations on their ability to access technology. This organization, which services the Midwest, also provides computer instruction and repair assistance for a low cost. The On It Foundation is a Florida-based organization that provides laptop computers for personal use to qualifying families with children up to Grade 12. The On It Foundation offers computer classes and works with local computer centers to increase Internet access for students.

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