TeamChildren, an Audubon based nonprofit, is making a huge difference in the educational future of children. Its mission is to ensure every child has the tools and opportunities they need to contribute and compete effectively in today’s rapidly changing digital global environment. It aims to demonstrate the importance and effectiveness of its efforts and expand them throughout the region, the state and the nation.
TeamChildren distributes high quality, low cost refurbished computers to economically challenged families, schools, and other organizations. Each computer comes loaded with Windows 7, office software, educational programs, and antivirus. Thanks to TeamChildren, kids only dreaming of computers are now doing their homework on time, studying, researching, learning, surfing the internet, emailing, applying for college acceptance and scholarships, applying for jobs, and moving forward.
Requesting a computer from TeamChildren is simple and open to individuals, schools and other nonprofit or faith based organizations. The recipient writes a letter explaining why they need a computer or laptop, includes a $50 deposit and pays the balance the day of pickup. The recipient goes home with a computer pre-loaded with over $500 worth of extraordinary educational programs, ready to be plugged in. The administrative fees for a computer range from $60 to $175 and computer recipients are encouraged to volunteer for an hour or so to learn more about their computer. To receive an application, anyone can call TeamChildren's office at 610-666-1795 or download one online at http://www.teamchildren.org.