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Linux Against Poverty Needs More Computers Now

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Linux Against Poverty, in Austin, Texas, USA, needs more computers right away. They're doing the hard part, all you need to do is give a little:

*Have a spare computer lying around? Are you a local business with some

computers ready for goodwill or salvage in the back somewhere? Help a local

charity by donating it! We'll Fix it if it needs it during the Linux

Against Poverty event on August 1, 2009 at Union Park on 6th Street in Austin, Texas.

Then we will give it to a local child who needs it. I will be volunteering

at the Linux Against Poverty event here in Austin on the first of August, at

Union Park. If you have machines to donate and need them picked up, contact

Ken Starks at helios@fixedbylinux.com and someone from The HeliOS Project

will pick it up. If you want to come by the event and drop it off, we have

valets that will be taking them from you at curbside for your convenience.

Those donating 5 computers or more will receive a year's worth of banners on

The blog of helios and also get a VIP badge for the party afterward.

GeekAustin.com will also supply you with advertising room for your efforts.

Everyone wins here and it costs almost nothing to do. A child's exposure to

technology should never be predicated on the ability to afford it.*

This type of hands-on, face-to-face advocacy and help is the hardest, and the most effective. Please give these folks a hand.

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