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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We are proud to partner with National Cristina Foundation, a leader in the reuse of computers serving underprivileged markets throughout the US," said Tom Tullie, ecoATM's Chairman and CEO.
The National Cristina Foundation provides computer technology and solutions to give people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons the opportunity, through training, to lead more independent and productive lives.
Every day, across America and around the world, National Cristina Foundation is working to ensure that used computer resources that no longer meet an enterprise's needs are given a second productive life as a tool for developing human potential.
Yvette Marrin, President of the National Cristina Foundation, "that illustrate how technology plays an important role in training people to become employed, to support educational goals, and to empower their communities.
In New York, The National Cristina Foundation has established an alliance with the National Urban Technology Center, a program providing computer training for inner city young people and adults.
The National Cristina Foundation (NCF), a not for profit organization, will be collecting donated computers and related technology that individuals and corporations no longer need.
Proceeds will support the National Cristina Foundation (NCF), an organization that encourages corporations and individuals to donate surplus and used technology for use by training and educational organizations nationwide.
Site visitors also can opt to donate their working PCs to the National Cristina Foundation.
We encourage consumers to donate computers they no longer need and the National Cristina Foundation can help ensure those systems go to help organizations in donors' communities across the country.
Since the tour's launch in March, the company's monthly computer donations to the National Cristina Foundation, a national charitable organization which empowers people through technology, have doubled from prior monthly donation levels.
I applaud the efforts Dell, Denver Recycles, National Cristina Foundation and other local partners made to raise awareness of technology recycling.

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