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Sierra Tucson donates equipment to Computers for Kids

November 2, 2010
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Tucson, AZ — Sierra Tucson, a premier, multi-licensed treatment center dedicated to the prevention, education, and treatment of addictions, behavioral disorders, and chronic pain, discovered a new way to contribute to the education and well-being of young people in the community.

Last month, Sierra Tucson donated more than 50 computers and related equipment to Computers for Kids, a nonprofit organization that rebuilds computer equipment for distribution to underprivileged children. Patricia Ryding, PsyD, Sierra Tucson’s Executive Director, initiated this effort because she saw an opportunity to help others. “By giving to students who are less fortunate, we are increasing their chances to succeed in life,” states Dr. Ryding. “This donation fits well with the mission of Sierra Tucson, and our staff is always supportive in finding ways to give back to the community.”

Steven Gibb launched Computers for Kids over two years ago. The goal of the organization is to collect donated computers and rebuild them for children who are not financially able to purchase their own. Mr. Gibb comments, “This levels the playing field, giving everyone the tools needed to succeed.” Computers for Kids currently accepts donations from businesses and corporations, overhauls the equipment, and gives the rebuilt computers to schools and children in need. Computers for Kids also recycles equipment that cannot be rebuilt as a means to help finance its mission.

If businesses wish to inquire about possible contributions, please contact Steven Gibb at 520-344-0404 or ComputersForKidsUSA.org.

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