Mayor Fischer urges used laptop computer donations for public housing residents
Mayor Greg Fischer today urged citizens, businesses and nonprofits to donate used laptop computers during the Computer Donation Day on Saturday, Jan. 27 at the new South Central Regional Library.
Donated laptop computers will have all data wiped and be refurbished by Fern Creek High School students in a program highlighted by Mayor Fischer on Jan. 4 in the annual State of the City address.
About 100 Fern Creek High students refurbish computers that are donated by companies, learning and practicing new career-oriented skills. The refurbished computers are provided to Metro Housing Authority residents, opening new opportunities for cost-savings, online education and career-seeking.
“Here’s a chance for citizens to make a difference with extra punch — you’re helping a student build skills that they’ll use through their careers, and citizens in need of more opportunities get a tool that’s become absolutely necessary in today’s economy,” Mayor Fischer said. “I urge every citizen to find that old computer and drop it off at our beautiful new South Central Regional Library.”
The Computer Donation Day will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, January 27, at the South Central Regional Library, 7300 Jefferson Blvd. The program will only accept laptop computers at this time due limited storage space for the computers. For more information go to: https://louisvilleky.gov/events/used-computer-drive