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TeamChildren to refurbish 90 more computers donated by Franklin Towne Charter School
Robert Toporek --  TeamChildren -Youth Charity Robert Toporek -- TeamChildren -Youth Charity
Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

President and founder Robert Toporek moves a pallet of computers, making room for 90 more Dell Pentium 4 desktops
 AUDUBON, PA — June 19, 2013 — TeamChildren, a nonprofit based in Audubon, PA, now has more than 1,000 high quality, low cost refurbished computers to distribute to families, schools and organizations throughout the region thanks to Franklin Towne Charter School in Philadelphia yesterday donating 90 modern Dell Pentium 4 computers.

These 90 computers already having been put to use by children at Franklin Towne can now go straight into the hands of underprivileged children instead of the landfills.

"We believe," says founder and president Robert Toporek, "that we have demonstrated that just because a computer does not have the latest bells and whistles to keep up with the needs of the corporate community, these computers' life span can be greatly extended by refurbishing and redistributing them to families, organizations and schools that cannot afford new technology."

Requesting a computer from TeamChildren is simple and open to individuals, schools and other organizations. The recipient writes a letter explaining why they need a computer or laptop, includes a $50 deposit and pays the balance the day of pickup. The recipient goes home with a computer pre-loaded with educational programs, ready to be plugged in. The computers range from an administrative fee from $75 to $200 and computer recipients are encouraged to volunteer for an hour or so to learn more about their computer. To receive an application, anyone can call their office at 610-666-1795 or download one online at http://www.teamchildren.com

TeamChildren advocates early childhood education, especially for children living in poverty. According to the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort, the differences in proficiency levels of those living in poverty will start developing as soon as a child is born. TeamChildren combats these deficiencies with educational software Little Reader, Little Math, and child safe web browser Elf.

"These computers," said president and founder Robert Toporek, "come loaded with extremely effective learning software that will help each recipient expand their knowledge."

AWE Learning in Chester, PA and Brillkids, a Hong Kong based software developer, donated more than $500,000 worth of learning software that is loaded onto each computer it distributes. Both companies have partnered with TeamChildren because of its demonstrated success having distributed more than 11,000 refurbished computers reaching more than 50,000 children.

About TeamChildren
TeamChildren, an Audubon based nonprofit, is making a huge difference in the educational future of children. Its mission is to create replicable programs to ensure every child has the tools and opportunities they need to contribute and compete effectively in today’s rapidly changing digital global environment. It aims to demonstrate the importance and effectiveness of its efforts and expand them throughout the region, the state and the nation.

This summer, it is raising $75,000 to launch a groundbreaking early childhood development program and expand its teen program where they will learn how to refurbish computers and run a nonprofit organization.

For more information, contact Samantha Schwartz by email (teamchildren@gmail.com) or phone (484-459-3154).
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Name: Robert Toporek
Title: President/founder
Group: TeamChildren
Dateline: Audobon, PA United States
Direct Phone: 610-666-1795
Cell Phone: 484-744-1868
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