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Mac Reclamation Project A Holiday Success

Washington Apple Pi Journal, March/April 2001, reprint information

Rockville, Md. (Washington Apple Pi - January 8th) 25 families in the Washington, DC area received a holiday gift they may have never thought possible this past month - a newly refurbished Macintosh computer. Washington Apple Pi, the largest, and one of the oldest user groups in the world, made it all possible through its Computer Reclamation Project. "We started this project many years ago for two reasons," says Pi President Lorin Evans. "First, to help those who might not be able to get a computer to have one. Secondly, to recycle these Macs to ensure they continue to give years of valuable service."

Just before Christmas, the Pi distributed 25 complete computer systems to organizations in the Washington, DC area. Those organizations will make sure the Macs will go to families that don't have computers. "This is just one example of our ongoing Reclamation Project," says Evans. "Our volunteers spend many, many hours recycling all varieties of Macintoshes so that they may be returned to the community." WAP has even sent computers to needy organizations overseas.

For more information about the WAP Reclamation Project, contact Washington Apple Pi at (301)-984-0300 (M-W-F) or by email to office@wap.org.

The Mac computer systems consisted of the following:

Macintosh 6100CD
24meg RAM
230 Meg Hard Drive
Preloaded software
A Copy of the CD Pi Fillings - Goes to School
A Copy of The CD Grolier's Encyclopedia
13 inch Color Monitor
Keyboard and mouse
ImageWriter II printer with ribbon

Washington Apple Pi would like to thank the following members who donated their time to helping with the project:

Herbert Block
Ed Escalante
Lorin Evans
Pat Fauquet
Steve Fink
Victor Nazarian
Dave Ottalini
Scott Poit
Jim Ritz
Dale Smith
Jay Thal
Jon Thomason
Laszlo Vajda
Beth Medlin

Washington Apple Pi would also like to thank the companies that provided computers for the project:

TMP Worldwide Integrated Marketing Communications
Norwood School
The McLean School of Potomac
Human Genome Sciences
3 Com

The systems were distributed as follows:

Two systems to:

Arlington Count, Virginia
Department of Human Services
Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services Division
1725 N. George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA 22205

Five systems to:

D.C. CASA Unit
Court Appointed Special Advocate
CASA Program of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
1424 16th Street NW
Suite 102
Washington, DC 20036

Five systems to:

Library Media Center
Malcolm X Elementary School
1351 Alabama Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20032

Seven systems to:

Immigrant Family Advocates
129 N. Irving Street
Arlington, VA 22201

Four systems to:

Veterans Administration

Two systems to:

Roberto Clemente Middle School
18808 Waring Station Road
Germantown, MD 20874