LFCC Students Operate Computer Drive to Help Area Children

For Immediate Release:
April 21, 2009

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) Computer Club is working to clean up the environment and help underprivileged children by collecting unwanted computers and donating them to Computers for Kids Inc. Computers for Kids Inc. is a nonprofit organization that refurbishes old computers and provides them to children living in shelters and/or to preschool and day care facilities.

“We want to help provide technology to children who otherwise would not have the opportunity to use it,” said Melissa Stange, an LFCC adjunct instructor and the Computer Club advisor. “This project also promotes e-recycling, which will help eliminate e-waste in our landfills.”

LFCC’s Computer Club is collecting computers between now and May 4 at 5 p.m. After that date, the club will donate the computers to Computers for Kids Inc.

For more information or to donate, interested individuals may contact Melissa Stange at [email protected] or Charlie Spiro at [email protected].

For more information about Computers for Kids, interested individuals may contact the nonprofit organization at [email protected].

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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