National Cristina Foundation

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National Cristina Foundation

(National Cristina Foundation, Greenwich, CT, www.cristina.org) A not-for-profit public charity that seeks donations of used or excess computers. Founded in 1984 by Yvette Marrin and Bruce McMahan, it was named in honor of McMahan's daughter, Cristina, who has cerebral palsy.

Donations are directed at no charge to organizations and public agencies that have programs that train people with disabilities, students at risk of failing and economically disadvantaged persons in order to lead more productive and independent lives. The Foundation has helped millions of people in the U.S. and abroad. Equipment donations may be made through the online donor form at www.cristina.org. See e-cycling.
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Another option is to donate it to the National Cristina Foundation, which places outdated technology with needy non-profits.
The National Cristina Foundation coordinates the donation program.
Craters & Freighters and The National Cristina Foundation will work collaboratively to donate the equipment to low-income and disadvantaged schools, American veterans with special needs and other charitable organizations.
ecoATM is also partnering with the National Cristina Foundation, a non-profit organization that matches donated computer equipment with needy schools and nonprofit organizations around the world.
Clarke started the push-up challenge to raise awareness for the Maria Cristina Foundation, a local charity that provides support for underprivileged children in Bangladesh.
Smith is also a long-time supporter of the National Cristina Foundation, which promotes the reuse of technology to enable people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons to have opportunities, through training, to lead more independent and productive lives.
Conceicao represented the Dubai-based Maria Cristina Foundation (MCF), which she initiated ten years ago to help children from the slums of Dhaka get premium education and give job opportunities to their parents.
The event, which aims to raise awareness of social, community and charity initiatives, is also part of a larger attempt to raise $25,000 (Dh91,750) for the Maria Cristina Foundation.
Maria Cristina Foundation (MCF) founder Maria Cristina Conceicao, who brought the seven men to Dubai, thanked Shaikh Nahyan, Etihad and the new employers for their support.
He is also raising awareness for a UAE-based charity, Maria Cristina Foundation (http://mariacristinafoundation.
Other speakers include Maria Conceicao who will share her inspiring story about the Maria Cristina Foundation.
Each year since its founding in 1994, the company has given 5 percent of annual gross revenue to nonprofits such as the Worcester County Food Bank, Toys for Tots, and the Cristina Foundation and Creating IT Futures, two organizations where IT trainers are donated to teach veterans and disadvantaged groups, said company spokesman Keith Lippert.