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September 9th, 2009
SMBA donates computers

Several local partners for Computers For Learning were on hand for a exchange with San Marcos Baptist Academy. Left to right: Bear Bryant, David Hethcock, Madeline De Long and Micheal Ryan of San Marcos Academy; Margaret Lindsey, San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce staff; Tim Harrell, Michelle Martin and Dudley Smith from Computers for Learning; and Mary Sandoval, Barbara Caverly, Gabriel Vela and Jaime Benitez, representing Gary Job Corps. Photo by Don Anders.

STAFF REPORT

San Marcos Baptist Academy recently donated 10 used computers to Computers For Learning (CFL), a nonprofit organization based in Austin. After being refurbished by CFL, the computers will benefit students in the San Marcos community who do not have computers in their homes. The effort helps local families bridge the “digital divide.”

Established in 2000, CFL operates in conjunction with a number of statewide partners, including local partners like the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, San Marcos CISD, Gary Job Corps, Veteran Tutors, the San Marcos Education Foundation and Grande Communications. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission also provides sponsorship with employees, warehouse space and administrative support.

To learn more about CFL, to make a donation or to volunteer, contact Lisa Elmore at (512) 919-5374 or email her at lisa.elmore@hhsc.state.tx.us.

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