9,000 Computers Refurbished & Donated
Durham, PA – I first came across the Kramden Institute when they were awarded a grant from the Cary Community Foundation last month. They refurbish used computers and donate them to deserving school-aged kids around the state, using thousands of volunteers in the process.
In a non-descript office park off of PA 55, Kramden Institute takes in used monitors, hard drives, key boards and more and with volunteer help, gives them new life. These volunteers are trained to do tasks from cleaning up the outside of the machine, to wiping clean the memory and installing new hard drives to the insides.
I spoke with founder Mark Dibner about how the Institute got its start. He described their humble beginnings. Back in 2003 Mark had seen a hard drive for sale on eBay, and intrigued purchased it for the $7 listed. With no computer background, he engaged his 13 year old son to help, stating that it would be his… Read the rest of the story on CaryCitizen.com.
Story and photos by Lindsey Chester for CaryCitizen. Used by permission.