Friday, November 19, 2010

Free Computer Raffle

"What is a free raffle?" - The price of the ticket is simply attending the event at Turning Point Church in downtown Bowling Green on Dec 6th. We will be taking donations of course but there is no obligation.

"What is the event about?" - Computers for Charity is hosting a book signing and a presentation by Travis Breeding the author of the book "I Want Be Like You - life with Asperger's Syndrome."

This event is for families who have been touched by Autism Spectrum Disorders or for those who would like to know more about Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and how they can relate to those with the disorder. It is also about Travis and his struggle and acceptance of the diagnosis of this disorder.

It is also an opportunity for you to meet some of the volunteers from Computers for Charity. We are striving to build connections with other charities and causes in our community to help them to obtain the technological resources they need to support their missions as well as their clients. We will also be serving free refreshments, hosting a bake sale and having the computer raffle to raise funds that will be used to repair more computers for those in need.

"What are the prizes in the raffle?" - We have some goodies from the hard working Techs at Computers for Charity.

Antec Aria Matx Cube Computer: This unit has everything you need in a compact design that makes it easy to fit conveniently any desk or on a shelf of your entertainment unit. This will also include the keyboard, mouse, monitor and speakers.

We've installed the stable and versatile Ubuntu operating system for your convenience. Surf the web, check your email or play games. You could also set this up as a Media Streaming PC and enjoy your favorite movies music and more through your entertainment center.

Panosonic Toughbooks: The Toughbook is lightweight yet durable. Compact yet powerful. Slips easily into a briefcase, handling or carry-on. Built with legendary Toughbook reliability, unparalleled portability and integrated Wi-Fi, . The integrated touch screen works with the touch of a finger or a stylus. This lightweight wonder is perfect for students or professionals.

The Toghbooks will come pre-installed with the Linux operating system for your speed and stability while your on the go. Also included is Open Office, a versatile office suite that allows you to read and modify documents form almost any other office program and allows you to save directly to PDF.

Bootable Thumbdrives. Bring your entire operating system, desktop, applications , files, email, personal settings, favorites, games and more with you. It’s your own personal operating system you can carry in your pocket. You will be able to boot and run from any computer that can boot from the USB flash device.

This allows to work in your own environment, without making any changes to the host computer you are using. Nothing gets installed on the computer, and your files and applications remain safe on your thumbdrive. This gives you added security and privacy when your using a friends computer or are using a public computer. This can also be used for data recovery in case of a Windows Meltdown as you can boot to your thumb drive and restore the data that is not accessible by the host computers Windows installation.

All in all, we hope this will be a fun and informative event for you and our family. We hope to give you the opportunity to mingle and make new friends from a variety of backgrounds and abilities. We hope you will be touched and inspired to face and overcome your own limitations in life. As the father of a child with multiple disabilities I know first hand that the challenges can seem insurmountable, but with faith, hope and charity we can overcome all obstacles in life.

Hope to see you there!

Dec 6th 2010 6PM to 8 PM
Turning Point Church
252 South Main Street
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

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