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Geek-a-thon brings computers to Triangle families

Posted October 12, 2014 3:22 p.m. EDT
Updated October 12, 2014 3:23 p.m. EDT

MetLife volunteer shows sixth-grader, Ki Don Shackelford, how to use the programs on his new computer as his family looks on. (Photos courtesy MetLife)

— Employees of MetLife and a corporate grant combined Saturday to provide newly refurbished desktop computers to 80 Triangle children this weekend. 

MetLife refurbished more than 300 computers. 80 went home with needy kids nominated by their teachers and the rest will be distributed by the nonprofit Kramden Institute.

MetLife's Geek-A-Thon began when an employee connected with Kramden in 2013.

Cary sixth grader Janey Medina said she can't wait to get to work on her new computer.

“We had a laptop at home, but it was very old. With this new one, I’ll be able to start make my own animated videos,” she said.