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Monday, November 18, 2013

Be one of Reglue's 12 Geeks of Christmas


As we enter into the holiday season, we at Reglue would like to start a tradition.  Regardless of your preferred participation of the upcoming holiday season, we want to extend to you a chance to make a local child's life a bit brighter.

I've worked six of the past 7 Christmas days...placing computers into the homes of kids that just cannot afford one.  It has been both a joy and a privilege to do so and I can't think of a better way to spend part of my Christmas Day. 


While the Holiday Season may be a few weeks away, we would like to start getting this project off the ground now?

What project?

Find a truly disadvantaged family with school-aged children and place a computer in that child's home.  Take pictures of the kid(s) with their new computers and seek permission to publish their/your pictures and story in the Blog of helios.  Just a general run-down of who the children are, their age and school.  Maybe a bit about them and/or their families.

We'll ship you the computer...you simply do the delivery, setup and brief session on how to use it.  I say we can ship it and of course we can, but any help in doing so would be appreciated...our funding, as always, is a bit tight.

In remembering that every computer we place is pre-loaded with Linux is important.  Finding the 12 Geeks of Christmas will probably be challenge enough, not to mention Linux Geeks...

But among the thousands of people that read this blog...I'm betting that we can find them.  Of course, we can only afford to ship computers in the US and even that will be expensive.  We will try to ship laptops when available but we only have about 4 right now that are serviceable.

And no...this doesn't have to take place on Christmas Day...Any time that works for you is fine.

We will be waiting for your contact...let's bring 12 special days to 12 special kids this Holiday season.

Email me...ken@reglue.org.  We'll get you hooked up.

All-Righty Then...

2 comments:

Timothy said...

What's the progress so far? Have you got your 12 geeks yet?

Ken Starks said...

Timothy, I apologize for not following up. I have been in battle with strep throat for a while now and not functioning at 100%.

Yes, we do have our 12 Geeks of Christmas, thank you. When we got published over at FOSS fOrce, that put us over the edge. I will try to get a followup posted here in the next couple of hours. Being sick sucks.