Students get free computers at Cherry Point

Published: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 09:28 AM.

Lenovo, a computer technology company with offices in Research Triangle Park, and the Kramden Institute, a nonprofit group based in Durham, teamed up to give away the 75 computers.

Kramden volunteers took the old computers and refurbished them, making them available to the students. Many of the Kramden volunteers are employed with Lenovo, which also donated some of the computers as well as the monitors that were given away to the students on Saturday.

This is the third time Kramden and Lenovo have teamed up for a giveaway to support military families. Last year, computer giveaways were held at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro and Fort Bragg Army Base in Fayetteville.

"We are absolutely thrilled that MCAS Cherry Point was the chosen installation for this computer giveaway," said Donna Bagley, Cherry Point’s schools liaison officer. "This will make such a huge difference in these children’s lives. Being able to use a computer to do their homework or research can only help them to be more successful in their academic career." 

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