Apex students get free computers

Posted October 30, 2009 4:48 p.m. EDT
Updated October 30, 2009 4:52 p.m. EDT

On Friday, the Apex High School Parent Coalition for Excellence, a committee of the school's Parent Teacher Student Association, working with Kramden Institute Inc., gave free computers to 25 students.

It was the second donation this year in the district for Kramden, a Durham-based nonprofit which refurbishes donated computers and offers them for educational use.

Since 2003, Kramden has placed about 3,000 computers in the homes of students who work hard in school, yet do not have the financial means to afford a computer. The families also have a promise that they can call Kramden's computer helpline anytime.

Kramden is always looking for volunteers and donations. It costs Kramden $65 to refurbish a computer, $10 to recycle an unusable monitor and $140 to provide a computer give-away day for a school.

If you would like more information on the Kramden Institute or how to get a free computer for your child, call your child's school and request that they nominate your child.