Donated laptops sought for former foster kids
March 15, 2011
• William Jessup University and Sierra College Foundation hope to equip 150 students
• ‘We want to reach out to our surrounding communities for more donated laptops’
A drive has started to find donated laptop computers for more than 150 former foster children who are attending Sierra College in Rocklin.
It’s being led by William Jessup University and the Sierra College Foundation.
The community college students have “aged out” of the foster care system.
“Our goal is to equip these students with a laptop for the start of the 2011 fall semester,” says Kathleen Tucker, director of the University Fund at William Jessup. “We want to reach out to our surrounding communities for more donated laptops to support this much needed program.”
WJU’s Information Technology department will erase and reimage the donated laptops and install Microsoft operating licenses purchased by Sierra College Foundation.
When many foster children age out of the system, they have few life skills or tangible items to call their own and are sent out into the world with no money or source of income, the Rocklin-based university notes.
Laptops can be donated at the Sierra College Foundation office, located at 5000 Rocklin Road in Rocklin or by contacting the Foundation office at 916-660-7020.