HP boosts Computers in the Community Project
14 February 2003
A donation of more than 100 computers has given the Computers in
the Community project an excellent start to the year.
Hewlett Packard Financial Services has gifted the 121 ex-lease
computers to the Project, so that they can be recycled and donated
to Christchurch community groups in the next few months.
The Computers in the Community Project is a partnership between
Molten Media Community Trust, the Christchurch City Council and
Canterbury Development Corporation. It helps non profit community
groups gain access to the Internet and information technology by
donating or heavily discounting recycled computers with software.
HP Financial Services is proud to be able to provide this
support to Computers in the Community. Its great to see these
computers being utilised to encourage further development and innovation
within the Christchurch community, said Paul Claxton, HP Financial
During the recycling process, Molten Media also provides work experience
for young people from training institutions, WINZ, Workbridge and
Liz Ellington, Christchurch City Council co-ordinator for Computers
in the Community says, getting support from businesses like
HP is vital to the success of the Project.
Through Computers in the Community, businesses are able to
integrate sustainable economic, social and environmental values
within their organisations. Dean Johnson, Molten Media Community
Trust manager says.
Other businesses which have contributed to the Computers in the
Community Project include Microsoft New Zealand, Telecom New Zealand,
Montgomery Watson, NZ Fire Service, Futronics, ECO Computer Services,
Professional Business Systems, Visual Tech, NZ Toner Cartridge and
Businesses are encouraged to donate their redundant computers to
the project as well as other computer equipment and software. They
can also help by buying one of the projects sponsorship packages.
For further information about the Computers in the Community Project
telephone Liz Ellington on 941 8962, Dean Johnson on 377 1154 or
go to www.ccc.govt.nz/Community/Computers
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