Columbia organizations hold 8th annual Homes for Computers program

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 | 7:01 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — About 30 used computers will be given to local families through the Voluntary Action Center's 8th annual Homes for Computers drawing.

Monitors, keyboards and mice will be also be given away to winners, according to a news release.

The program is sponsored by the city of Columbia, the VAC and the Downtown Optimist Club.

Applications are available at the VAC office, 403A Vandiver Drive, and must be completed by Feb. 14. Eligible families must be current VAC clients and must not have a computer in their home, according to the release.

Winners will be notified by Feb. 19 and computers will be distributed on Feb. 26 between 9 a.m. and noon at 1201 Grand Avenue, according to the release.

Citizens who wish to donate unused or unwanted computers should contact FreeCycle, Columbia Computer Center, Dell Recycle Program, Mid-MO Recycling or Staples, according to the release.

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