Computers are essential these days, especially in school. But if a family cant afford a computer, they can always turn to this weeks 7Everyday Hero, Rose Keating.
Rose is determined to provide a computer to anyone who cant afford one through Tech For All. It is a non-profit that takes old computers, cleans up the hard drives, and gives them away.
Rose is a computer programmer who founded Tech For All in 1999 when she gave her old computer to some kids who didnt have one. She manages to work full time and still volunteer at Tech For All every Friday and Saturday. She said its important because computers have become as fundamental as a pencil in school.
But Rose cant do it alone.
The Gamel Family, owners of Art Craft Sign Company, donate the space. And volunteers with the Nostalgia Group, a day program for adults with developmental challenges, help sort through all those donated computers.
Rose is always looking for more volunteers because she wont rest until those who cant afford a computer get one. Her personal goal is to give away 365 computers this year.