My name is Matthew, and I’m from Troop 17. I’ve been in Scouting since 3rd grade, and I’ve stuck with it ever since. I’m currently a Life Scout, and I’ve decided to start my Eagle Scout Project.
My Eagle Scout Project is called Laptops for the Needy. It’s about refurbishing old laptops so those in need can use them. I wanted to do this project because I noticed that a lot of good jobs require some form of computer work, and a lot of jobs require applicants to fill out online forms to apply. I want to give everyone a good, even chance at securing those jobs, and if someone can’t afford a computer, they’re already at a disadvantage. Plus, these computers can be used for educational purposes, as well as entertainment.
We will be taking any old laptops we get, cleaning off any data, reloading Windows, adding an antivirus, and placing them in laptop bags with instructions in English and Spanish. All laptops will come with an AC adaptor and a mouse.
Currently, I am looking for corporations that may need to dispose of or recycle older equipment that could possibly be used. Laptops with or without hard drives would be perfect.
I appreciate any support that you can offer. If you have anything that could help our efforts, please contact me at laptops4needyEP@gmail.com (which goes to an adult for YPT purposes). Thank you!