If you’re in the Austin area and have a spare computer lying around the home or office, please consider donating it to the second annual Linux Against Poverty Computer Drive and Install Fest taking place Saturday, June 19 at Union Park.
According to the Austin Chronicle, 15% of Austin ISD high school students either have no computer or no Internet access at home, and Linux Against Poverty is breaking down that digital divide. Rackspace is a sponsor of this worthy cause that last year collected and refurbished $35,000 worth of computers for Central Texas students in need. And we want to do even better this year with a goal of delivering $50,000 worth of computers to the community.
Linux Against Poverty is collecting computers now through Saturday, June 19 at three Austin-area drop off locations. You can also drive up to Union Park the day of the event for curbside service. Tax receipts will be provided and each donated computer enters you into a drawing for prizes including a SXSW Interactive 2011 badge. For more details about donating your computer, please visit the.