To Give Computers To Local Charities On Aug. 23
17, 2000 -- Four local organizations
will be the first beneficiaries of a new state law that allows the
University of Virginia to donate computers and other surplus property
to public schools and tax-exempt charities.
Aug. 23 at 9:30 a.m., University officials and representatives of
The Entrepreneurial Village, The Senior Center, Computers 4 Kids
and Piedmont Works will be on hand at the Universitys surplus
property facility on Millmont Road to formally turn over approximately
70 personal computers to those organizations.
attending will be state Sen. Emily Couric, who sponsored the legislation
in the 2000 General Assembly that enables such donations to take
place. Previously, surplus property after being offered to
other state agencies was sold at public auction. Under the
legislation, which became law July 1, the University may now donate
a percentage of its used property to public schools, and to charitable
corporations granted tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of
the Internal Revenue Service code that serve persons with disabilities,
at-risk youth, and low-income families.
constituents made it clear to me that there were many worthy organizations
that needed donated computers," Couric said. "The University
indicated that it had computers to give away."
donations could amount to about $60,000 worth of equipment annually,
said Eric Denby, U.Vas director of procurement services.
University is currently finalizing a policy allowing organizations
to apply for the surplus property. In addition, a mailing is going
out to area public schools to make them aware of the equipments
availability, Denby said.
who wish to inquire about the surplus property should contact Denby
at (804) 924-4019 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan Heuchert, (804) 924-7676