MERIDIAN, Idaho – The Compassus hospice and home health programs serving Meridian and the surrounding communities recently donated 20 computers to Computers for Kids, Inc. (CFK), which will be refurbished and gifted to local students.
The donated equipment included 20 central processing units, 19 hard drives and seven LCD monitors that have been retired or replaced in the programs. Prior to donation, the equipment was cleared of all data and restored to factory settings.
CFK is a non-profit organization based in Boise, Idaho, that takes donated computers, refurbishes and licenses them, and then gifts fully-equipped computer systems to local schools, non-profits and students.
“We are proud to give back to our community, especially to an organization that empowers our youth,” said Vicki Brutsman, executive director of Compassus – Meridian. “We encourage other local businesses and individuals to donate any unused or non-working computer equipment to CFK. It’s a simple deed, but the benefits are widespread for students who do not have access to this technology.”
CFK aims to equalize the educational opportunities that children have by providing them with home computers for their use, thereby closing the “digital divide” between those who have easy access to computer technology and those who do not.
For more information about donating to Computers for Kids, visit cfkid.org.
To learn more about Compassus – Meridian and its services, visit compassus.com/legacy-hospice-meridian or call (208) 297-5586.