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Hillsborough County Tax Collector Donates Computer Surplus to Computer Mentors

Tampa, FL — June 22, 2021

Up to 200 computer hard drives to help local organization’s STEM mission

Tampa, FL— June 22, 2021 — Nancy C. Millan and The Hillsborough County Tax Collector’s office donated 200 surplus computer hard drives and parts to Computer Mentors of Tampa, FL.

The computer surplus gathers every three years through system updates or when systems become obsolete for their processing software.  Additional items like keyboards and computer cables, and cords are also part of the donation.

“We are always so proud of what Ralph Smith is doing at Computer Mentors and the effects he has in our community,” says Nancy C. Millan. “We are honored to be able to use our computer hard drive surplus to help him with his mission to provide for our underserved youth in Hillsborough County,” she continued.

Computer Mentors works to build opportunity through expertise by establishing and building upon a fundamental skillset covering programming, entrepreneurism, public speaking, and more. Computer Mentors gives its students the tools and talent they need to become savvy, self-starting achievers in a tech-centric world. They do this by sharing technology resources that help them develop a professional skill set that will help them secure quality employment and gain real-world experiences by giving back to the community.

Computer Mentors is giving 80 of the donated hard drives to a local STEM program, STEM Xposure. They had reached out to Computer Mentors in need of devices for their camp program “Revitalizing East Tampa” Architectural Design and Construction. The camp provides an opportunity to expose and to engage minority students in our community to STEM careers and the impact of architectural design.

“The timing of this incredible donation was perfect! This is going to allow us to make sure every child in the STEM Xposure program will have a device to themselves and not have to share with their siblings or parents,” said Ralph Smith Founder and Executive Director of Computer Mentors. “They can independently work by themselves and get their homework or projects done.”

“With 32 students in our program without a laptop or device, they couldn’t participate fully. So, this donation means everything,” said Robyn Donaldson, founder of STEM Xposure.

How you can help

If companies or organizations would like to donate computers, monitors, or other computer equipment Computer Mentors is always in need. Learn more at https://computermentors.org.

About STEM Xposure

STEM Exposure’s “Revitalizing East Tampa” Architectural Design and Construction camp provides an opportunity to expose and to engage minority students in our community to STEM careers and the impact of architectural design. Visit https://www.stemxposure.com to learn more.