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Group working to put computers in more central Ohio homes

An effort by the Community Computer Alliance is aimed at getting refurbished computers into more Columbus homes. (WSYX/WTTE)

Technology is the wave of the future.

It's how kids are learning at school.

But for some, when they come home that technology isn't an option.

"We don't have a computer the kids can use, " said Sierra Pierce.

Pierce is a single working mom of three kids.

She says she has a laptop computer she uses for work, but the kids aren't allowed to use it.

"I'm afraid they'd delete something." she says.

"I don't even know my mom's password," said 8 year-old Tahj.

So, when they need a computer, they go to the library to do school work.

"It's the only way we can keep up with learning at school," said Pierce.

Now, you can help families like Sierra's by dropping off your cold computers at several different YMCA's across Central Ohio.

AT&T is teaming up with Community Computer Alliance to refurbish the computers you don't want anymore.

"What a great opportunity we have to help other families, " said Dan Hurst Executive Director of Community Computer Alliance.

And getting rid of your computer through Community Computer Alliance is a safe way to throw out unwanted electronics .

All of your date is erased.

"Working with an electronic recycler like us, we're certified, licensed and bonded to handle all of your data destruction needs, " said Hurst.

"We're going to take that date and scrub all of the information off."

The "Digital Drop Off" event is next Saturday from 10am - 2pm. Community Computer Alliance will even pick up items too.

Location Drop Off Sites:

  • North YMCA, 1640 Sandalwood Place
  • Grove City YMCA, 3600 Discovery Drive
  • Hilliard/Ray Patch Family YMCA, 4515 Cosgray Road
  • Liberty Township/ Powell YMCA, 7798 North Liberty Road
  • Jerry L. Garver YMCA, 6767 Refugee Road, Canal Winchester
  • Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA, 555 YMCA Place
  • Ward Family YMCA, 130 Woodland Ave

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