Stepany Williams poses with the latest computer donation made to the Lutheran Children and Family Services group from the Repair It Forward program at the Columbia Area Career Center. Williams is completing a practicum for Columbia College with LCFS and says that “getting these computers will definitely help us help the clients. Very thankful!”
LCFS is one of seven local charities that have benefitted from the Repair It Forward program. Since its inception in January, the program has provided over 100 computers to those in need. Other charities include Central Missouri Community Action, Love, Inc., Islamic School of Columbia, Refugee and Immigrant Services, LifeHouse, and Catholic Charities.
Computer repair students in the A+IT Essentials class at the Career Center (the only career center in the state recognized as a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher) recondition the donated computers, most of which were generously donated by MEM. The Downtown Optimists have assisted with funding to license Microsoft products on the reconditioned computers.
Those wishing to donate cash or equipment to the program should contact David Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org