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Our Contributors

Our recipients:

Rahee
Unsende
Lance Miguel
Zakriyya
Alex
Rakayla
grant
Hafsah
Riwan
Kayleigh
Aiyla
Samantha
Mary-anne
Britney
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Jeannette
Ester
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inshaal
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abshir
Nathan
Daniel
Kornelija
Ayesha
keisha
Yahya
Jahzariah
Tyler
Noah
Jahleil
brandon
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Asia
setareh
muhammad
CARESSE
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Abesan
Muhammad Umar
Nia
Isaiah
Sudak
Leshawn
Roshea
shaquille
Lori
Myles
tiffany
Emin
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tayja
Hamza
Danyal
Deniz
Rayen
Charles
Sudak
Oyin
hANIF JR
Lucius
Vithurka
Kevin
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jukeri
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Ashley
Rebecca
Nahian
Joel JR
Abdikarim
Brianna
Alex
Larz-Jacob
Abdurahman
Rakai-Joshua
Maryam
Hania
Arif
Dan-Joel
Dylan
Muhammad
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Fiona
Hazel
Jordan
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Daniel
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samah
Myles
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cory
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Neil
John
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Matthew
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dil
jaden
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Neil
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Luiza
Daniel
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Nora
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Nermin
Jackson
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Arshad
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Amil
Ashleigh
Mohammad
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Izaak
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isaiah
Joseph jr
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aiden
Joseph
Aurelie
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logan
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omar
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Noah
Noel
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Hayley
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Neil
Ani
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sara
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Mathew
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ayub
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Sara
Jalen
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shalyah
Waseq
Rahima
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Amanda
Matthew
Mustafa
Zachary
Youth Drop In Centre
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Tenzing
abdullah
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kaiden
Justin
Samuel
michael
Shemuel
denise
jesse
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nkunahope
Farhan
Jahleil
Neon
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Kayleigh
Cesar
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Jasmine
Shi Xuan
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John
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Hamza
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Jordan
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Oleg
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Zidane
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Kameka
Ianna
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Shanthi
Priscilla
Connor
Joseph
shaquille
Ugo
Nermin
Shaan
aisosa
Jamaal
Elijah
Not Applicable
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Sara
Prince
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Jess
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Andrea
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raima
Vanessa
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Nehel
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Alex
Corbin
Amir
Jonathan Jacob
anas
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Joshua
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Clifford
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News

Another successful, smooth give-away was held Nov. 10 with our extraordinary volunteers: Hart, Sean, Susan and Howard. 41 families were able to take home Windows XP loaded computers to help their children in K-8 learn better and become comfortable with technology. Thanks to all our supporters.

Little Geeks gave away close to 40 laptops at the end of September to our students in grade 9 and above to equip them for the high school success. The laptops, donations from the TD CanadaTrust and the York School are very important to help our older students level the playing field.

June 22, 2013 heralded another successful give-away at the St. Andrews United Church. 88 families were able to take home their "new" refurbished computer to help their children be more successful at school. Thanks to our volunteers, Nadia, Gabe and Hart for working so hard through the whole day, and thanks to our donors for all their support.

FAQs

FAQs for Donors

YES - we prefer laptops.  For our clients, they are smaller and do not take up as much desk space in too-frequently cramped homes.  We reserve our limited number of laptops - when we have them - for teens in higher grades.  

YES - we do accept one-off computers from individuals.  Please drop it off at our supporting partner, BeachMac, at 2196 Queen St., East.  If you are dropping off a PC - maybe you need an iMac?

YES - we prefer corporate computers - they are much easier to re-image as they use the same driver sets

YES - we would love to work with your school to help students earn their 40+ hours.  We bring the PCs and train up the geeks at your high-school.  PLease call.

YES - we take applications from community and social workers ... or school counsellors.  Our role is to help kids ... not put up barriers.

YES - we take working iMacs etc - please take them to our partner at BeachMac

YES - we are a Registered Refurbisher with Microsoft, and so, are licensed to install MS operating systems.  As XP winds down, we will be moving to Win7 within the coming year.

NO - we do not normally take printers and other devices, as 'cherished and sometimes needed as they are - we simply can't manage the inventory 

Help for kids/recipients

  • Login - every Little Geeks computer comes with a default user named "Student 1". If you have several children who use the same PC, you may provide each user with their own login.
  • Administrator - You should NOT need to use this login, but if you think you do the login for the Administrator for each PC given away in 2012/3 is:

    "LittleGeek"

    (Note the capital letters).

  • We use OpenOffice for desktop applications for word processing, spreadsheets and others.

    This is an equivalent program,

    to Microsoft Word and Excel. You can open Microsoft documents, and you can save as MS type documents if you need to send them by email. Just click "Save As" instead of, or as well as, "Save".

  • If your child wants that extra advantage for school presentations, go to
    www.prezi.com

    - this is a free presentation tool that is easy to learn, and makes a presentation terrific. Take a quick look at an example on this website at "Help for Applicants", on the left.

Technology and your "new" computer

  • Laptops

    - These are convenient, portable and use wireless to connect to the internet.

    BUT

    they also typically have very weak batteries. We cannot replace the batteries on laptops, so, while they can be carried around the apartment or taken to a "hotspot", you will need make sure you can plug in to the wall outlet.

  • Updates

    - Your computer is preloaded with a number of useful applications and programs. These are constantly updated by their publishers. When they update their software, and the computer goes online, the computer automatically checks for updates. We highly recommend you allow the computer to update the software that we have preloaded.

    Specifically, you ought to allow updates for: Windows, Adobe (Flash, pdf reader and Shockwave), Skype, Gimp, Mozilla (Firefox) and Microsoft Security Essentials.

    When you do allow the updates, sometimes the update asks if it can install toolbars. We recommend that you DO NOT add any search bars or toolbars. In fact, we highly recommend you NEVER add or download any toolbars. These slow your computer and often carry malware and viruses.

    You may add applications, such as iTunes, Chrome (Chrome takes up a lot of disk space), DivX etc. Many of these are safe applications, but they also ask if they can install toolbars. Again, we recommend that you do not.