Charity Spotlight: One Laptop Per Child

This week’s Charity Spotlight focuses on One Laptop Per Child, a nonprofit created by MIT Media Lab members. Their mission is to “empower the world’s poorest children through education.”

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One Laptop Per Child

As their name suggests, they plan to achieve that goal by providing children, from Afghanistan to Miami to Uruguay with their own rugged, durable, low-energy laptop.

The experts at One Laptop Per Child designed these computers to be versatile and tough. The device is roughly the size of a textbook, and lighter than a lunchbox. This portability is just one of several amazing attributes.

Some of the features include:

  • a color mode and a black-and-white mode that is as easy to read in sunlight as a newspaper
  • wireless broadband that connects each laptop in a local network, even without a wifi router
  • playful interface, including a touchscreen, that keeps children eager to learn while enabling exploration and expression
  • durable construction with thick plastic walls and a rechargeable battery, with an estimated lifetime of four years, compared to an average life of three years for typical laptops

One Laptop Per Child offers cutting-edge technology that is highly specified towards young users in any environmental setting. They have given over 2.5 million computers directly in the hands of the children who need them most, in over 60 countries around the world.

Do you want to help give young children like Zimi the best education possible?

One Laptop Per Child uses the technology of today to craft a bright future for tomorrow.

You can help, with the donation of a car, boat, RV, or motorcycle to One Laptop Per Child by visiting our website or calling a representative at (888) 852-0102.

Car Donation Wizard returns between 75-80% of every gross dollar earned from vehicle donations to One Laptop Per Child. Donating your car, boat, RV, or motorcycle is an easy way to fund OLPC.


Spotlight on our Partner: One Laptop per Child

One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is a non-profit organization focused on providing educational tools to help children in developing countries and challenged areas of America “learn learning.”

One Laptop per Child’s mission is to empower children in impoverished areas to learn by providing a connected laptop to every school-age child. In order to accomplish its goal, OLPC relies on donations from people who want to help make education for the world’s children a priority, not a privilege. OLPC’s XO laptops are inexpensive enough to provide every child in the world access to knowledge and modern forms of education. XOs are rugged, can be powered by the sun, and connect to other XOs and the Internet.

The donation of an average end-of-life vehicle will provide several children with low-power, connected laptops. Each laptop comes with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning. When children have access to such a tool, they become connected to each other, to the world, and to a brighter future.

To donate a car to One Laptop per Child, click here now.

Since its inception in 2007, Car Donation Wizard has consistently helped facilitate car donation programs for the nation’s top charities, accepting most cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, trailers, and recreational vehicles.