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We first provided it to St Mark's Methodist Church, but it then became our most popular image (if you want a CD of all of the programs or a GHO file (to use with Ghost) of the image let me know). We provided them to after school programs, day care centers, low income apartment units that wanted to set up a room with computers all residents could use, etc. We provided them to some rural schools, but Tulsa Public School was not interested, because they had so much money from a recent tax levy that they could afford to buy brand new computers for their schools.
I had one of my volunteers pull an inventory of machines we had refurbished, and out of 56 units,
37 were with the Children's image. I tried to think what can we do to find people that need these
machines, and then it came to me. I called Tulsa Public School system and asked which elementary
school was in the part of town with the lowest per capita income (they call them “at risk”
schools), and then I called the Guidance Counselor at that school and asked if they would be
interested in 10 or 20 computers to distribute to the most deserving students. They thought it
was a wonderful idea. They already select a Student of the Month, and now they would have
something to give them besides a certificate. They would have a computer of their own at home. I
asked her to put me in touch with a couple of other "at-risk" schools, and they loved the idea
too. One school is going to distribute computers based on reading scores in the standardized
tests, and the other school is still trying to decide how to distribute theirs, but all love the
idea of encouraging their students to excel, because they have a chance of winning a computer of
their own. And just think of what that can do to improve their chances in life.