PCs for GED Donation Drop Off At WNC EcoFest

By Haywood Community College | Apr 29, 2013
Photo by: Donated HCC student Joey Oliver is pictured working on a donated computer for the PCs for GED program. Volunteers from the program will be on site at the WNC EcoFest Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by the flagpoles outside the Student Services building to collect computers.

Volunteers from the PCs for GED program at Haywood Community College will be on site at the WNC EcoFest Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by the flagpoles outside the Student Services building.  This green initiative is aimed at helping members of the community discard old PC computer equipment while supporting the educational success of HCC GED graduates.

The PCs for GED Program awards donated PC computer equipment to HCC GED graduates.  A computer is one of the most valuable tools a student can have for their ongoing education.  In addition, HCC students who are interested in learning about refurbishing computer equipment and about proper disposal methods benefit from working with these donated computers.  Another benefit of this program is saving community members time and money in disposing of the PC or erasing valuable data.  This in turn helps keep these PCs out of the landfill.

Once a PC computer is donated, it is evaluated for suitable parts.  Hard drives are overwritten to protect personal data and new operating software appropriate for college-level is installed.

Donating a PC computer is easy. Bring your tax deductible computer donation to the HCC campus during Saturday's WNC EcoFest.  Look for the special pull out area marked "PCs for GED" near the parking lot.  Volunteers to assist will be set up by the flag poles in front of the lower level of the Student Services Building.

The HCC Library, in the 200 building on campus, will also accept your donations during normal operating hours throughout the year.  Keyboards and mice should have USB connectors; monitors should be LCD Flat panels (please no CRT’s.); and processors should be Pentium III or better.

For more information about HCC’s PCs for GED program, please call 828-565-4025 or visit the program’s website at www.haywood.edu/PCs4GED.

 

 

 

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