Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Charity Website Of The Month - 08/2000

Computersforcharities Launched

Computersforcharities launched this month to provide deserving causes with everything from hardware to application software and Internet access. Initially conceived and developed by Computer Shopper Magazine, is sponsored by Microsoft, AMD and Life Software.

The Computers for Charities site works in a very simple fashion. Each of the sponsors pledges to donate a minimum value of goods and services. This value then increases depending on the number of visitors that the site attracts. Only one click per visitor, per day is registered, but visitors can maximise their contribution by visiting the site and clicking the `Donate' button on a daily basis.

To date, the Computers for Charities campaign has received requests for equipment and services from 17 charitable organisations. Work has already begun on fulfilling the first of these requests and it is hoped that details of the initial beneficiaries will be posted on the site within the next two to three weeks.