Computers for Kids, Inc., Winter Haven, FL
Amscot Financial presented a $1,000 contribution to Computers for Kids, Inc., a recently formed non-profit corporation whose primary mission is to provide home computers for less fortunate families with school-age children. Founded in April 2004, the organization is solely supported by the community through financial contributions and the donation of used computers. The founder and volunteers with the organization refurbish the donated computers. Families who need a computer complete an application and the child receiving the computer must prove how it will benefit their family and education by writing an essay. To date, twelve computers have been refurbished and donated to those in need.