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Tech 4 Youth, Inc. - Help Needy School Children!
$40 raised
2% of $2k goal
2 contributors
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Ended Jan 25, 2014
In order for students to receive the best possible education, they must have access to necessary resources. We are Tech 4 Youth, a nonprofit working to mitigate the digital divide by getting as many needy children as possible the technology they need ...
In order for students to receive the best possible education, they must have access to necessary resources. We are Tech 4 Youth, a nonprofit working to mitigate the digital divide by getting as many needy children as possible the technology they need to be successful in school and ultimately in life. Our combined experience in education and technology (I’m a certified to teach secondary mathematics in Pennsylvania, and Josh is a certified IT technician) gave us a realization of just how many children and families do not have the resources to get the best education possible.

In order to help students and families attain the technology they desperately need, we take donations of unwanted or broken computers, refurbish them, and get them to the people who need them. We also need monetary donations in order to purchase equipment and parts needed for repairs. If an organization requests assistance, we may also raise funds to purchase new equipment for repeated use. We have an application process and income guidelines for individuals seeking a computer to determine who is eligible to receive a computer.

Items we will be donating to children include new or used computers, monitors, printers, computer accessories (keyboards, etc.), graphing calculators, and e-readers (Nook, Kindle, etc.). We will also be working with local hospitals that have inpatient children to supply video games, video game accessories, and e-readers. Once our organization grows, we hope to offer basic classes in using computers and computer maintenance so the students who receive computers will know how to use and keep them running!

While we have plenty of passion and determination, we are just getting started and operating costs are expensive. Even when we have equipment donated, we need funds to refurbish and repair. We currently have several computers that we cannot donate until we can purchase parts. In this campaign we are specifically raising funds for the following:
*Application for tax exemption with the IRS - $400
-This is necessary in order to offer tax deductible receipts. As of this time we are not able to supply receipts for tax purposes, and that is severely limiting our donation potential.
*Mandatory advertisement in Westmoreland County legal journal - $100
*Advertising costs, including business cards and annual website fee – about $200/year
*Computer repair parts, for computers we currently have and will have in the future:
-Hard Disk Drive - $60-$80 each
-DVD Rom Drive - $20-$30 each
-IDE/SATA/Rower Cables - $5-$10 each
-RAM - $20-$30 each
-Keyboard & Mouse - $20-$30 each combo
-Power Supply - $40-$50 each
-CPU - $60-$70 each
-CPU Heatsink - $60-$70 each
-Motherboard - $50-$60 each
-Computer Case - $30-$40 each
-Monitor - $80-$90 each
*Incentives for donations: Wristbands - $250 for 1,000, *T-shirts - $18
*Prizes for fundraisers – varies

Your donation will help us help needy children by completing our initial start-up costs and continued expense of attaining or refurbishing technology, and you will be ultimately helping students who are at risk to fail by getting them the resources they need to be successful!

We also will be doing some local fundraising and hosting events, so please check our website www.tech4youth.org, like us on facebook, and follow us on twitter to keep up-to-date on what Tech 4 Youth, Inc. is doing in the area. If you would like to physically donate, please contact us through our website and we will do what we can to arrange a pickup. We recycle everything that is beyond repair, so your unwanted equipment will be handled responsibly if it cannot go to a child.


Technical Info:
Pennsylvania Dept. of State Entity Number: 4207061
EIN # 46-3453396
Tax Exemption: Pending

We also have incentives for donating certain amounts!
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$10 USD
Shout-Out on Faceboook and Twitter
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For your donation, we will publicly thank you on Facebook and Twitter!
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$25 USD
Tech 4 Youth Wristband
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For your $25 contribution, you will receive a shout-out AND a Tech 4 Youth wristband to show your support for our cause in style!
All gifts will be sent ASAP after the campaign ends.
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$50 USD
Tech 4 Youth Flash Drive and Membership
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For your $50 contribution, you will receive all of the perks listed above AND a Tech 4 Youth flash drive, along with a free 1 year Tech 4 Youth membership. This membership gets you a bi-annual newsletter to keep you up-to-date on our events and progress. All gifts will be sent ASAP after the campaign ends.
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$100 USD
Tech 4 Youth T-Shirt
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For your $100 contribution, you will receive all of the perks mentioned above AND a Tech 4 Youth t-shirt so you can display your support for our organization in even more style! All gifts will be sent ASAP after the campaign ends.
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$500 USD
Coupon for Free Computer Cleaning
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For your contribution of $500, you receive all of the perks mentioned above AND a coupon for a free computer cleaning session if you are in the Southwester PA area. (Send us an email if you are unsure if your location qualifies.) All gifts will be mailed ASAP after the campaign ends.
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$1,000 USD
Coupon for Computer Cleaning and Maintenance
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For your $1000 contribution, you will receive all of the perks mentioned above AND a coupon for a free computer cleaning session along with TWO coupons for computer maintenance sessions if you are in the Southwestern PA area. (Send us an email if you are unsure if your location qualifies.) All gifts will be sent ASAP after the campaign ends.
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