Some stories about past recipients of hardware grants….

Giving Tree

In 2008, Free Geek donated six computers to Giving Tree NW, whose mission is to “help people living in low-income and transitional housing connect with themselves and their community.”

“Living in poverty creates a deep sense of isolation,” said Wendi Anderson, President of Giving Tree NW. “These people do not have the skills or resources necessary to reach out and ask for help.” They’ve lost hope.

“We teach them life-skills training, take them on art walks, and provide them with movie nights,” said Anderson. “We connect them with schools, social service organizations, job training, health and nutrition services, and technology.”

Their clients, such as teenage runaways, elderly veterans, people with mental illnesses, and children whose parents have fallen on bad times, all benefit from the six donated computers.