Please Help: How Idle Can Be Vital #Idle2Vital

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It started out very simply: like many of you reading this article, we had a couple of older laptops and iPhones that were simply idle taking up space in a cabinet. Instead of trying to sell them, our boys suggested we see if a local family in need could find value in them for their children’s use. So, we posted the items on a local classifieds site and the response was truly humbling.

We instantly began receiving dozens of very personal, touching stories from families who really needed a computer but couldn’t afford one. Almost concurrently, we began receiving countless offers from friends who were willing to donate their laptops and phones to needy families. It was a truly moving experience.

idle2vital.jpgThe only thing even more moving was receiving notes of gratitude along with pictures from the families. Said one mother, “such a great idea to help those in need of computers in their home. My 6- and 8-year-olds where so excited and started to tell about all the school programs that they can do on the computer now.”

So, an idea was borne: Idle2Vital. Let’s all commit to ensuring nothing of value remains idle in our homes; let’s instead turn them into vital tools that so many families need.

Please help by doing the following three things:

  1. Find idle electronics that for which you no longer have daily use:
    • Laptops, tablets, or desktop computers that are still operational and can be returned to factory settings.
    • Smart phones that are still in good working order (iPhones, Android-based, or Windows-based phones).
    • Video game consoles along with the games.
  2. Post them on local classifieds board tagging them with “#Idle2Vital so as they can be found as free items offered to families in need.
  3. Share this concept with your friends and family so we can begin a movement to help one another and so others are aware of this need.

Thank you, in advance, for your help in making a small difference.

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