Our Contributors

Our recipients:

Mark Anthony
Students
Piraven
QUEL
Hala
Logan
Jahzariah
Prayag
Daniel
Anthony
Lance Miguel
MARIE MESGUERLANDE C.
Tasmia
Joel
Kwense
Danyella
Nathen
tavion
Monica
Arshad
Ansa
Daniel
Tamaiya
logan
Aleena
GIVA
Daniil
Princess
Ruby
AALIJAH
jordan
abdullah
Eric
Aryiana
abshir
inshaal
Vanessa
Nakhai
Mekahi
Christopher
Jenna
Uroosa
Enoch
Gift
Shibashish (Bidhan)
Rodney
Dylan
Jordan
Arya
Waleed
Brodie Nolan
Lord
zchaise
Alixander
Tiala
Mbalina Olam
Afria
Osman
Jahmani
Sulagna
Nathan
Michael
Andres
Prince
Aishwin
Anita
SHANIELLE
Refugee children
Andrea
Stephanie
Sabri
Dante
Jouaniel
Jayden
Pangkesh
Deandre
Tyler
Joita
Hamza
Shi Xuan
Sabrina
Ara
Calvin
Roashan
Atiyya-tul-Hayee
Ianna
Olivia
Saniyah
Emin
Muhammad Umar
Sameer
Stephanie
Nermin
Luis
Zakriyya
WALEED
Lisa
Shemuel
Victoria
Malcome
Q'andre
Marli
Kapilraam
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Helen
Kaleah
Jordan
Mariam
Sincere
Alexia
Jordel
Nichole
Mesbah
Raquil
Cristiano
Farhan
Aziz
Jajreet
dil
M Nayeem
Kristian
Riley
Osayiuwa
Yordanos
Nicolas
Luiza
CARESSE
Victoria
Emmanuel
Roshea
Richekah
Zidane
Student
samah
Dain-Marc
Danish
melanis
Caroline
Jordan
Edvin
Khaira
rorian
Keon
keisha
Esther
Nathaniel
ayub
Miranda
Miguel
Danyal
Jordan
Musaab
Abdikarim
Sofia
isaiah
James
mohamed
JAH-ZHYION
Jahanara
Arpita
Stephanie
Justin
Harrison
Tenzin
Desean
Raul
Aden
brandon
brandon
Oriyah
muhammad
George
Peyton
Ford
Owen
gurbet
Jayson
Francisco
Mwinyi
Imran
Randel
DeeDee
Deshaunt
Fiona
shaquille
Nikola
Jamal
John
Jackson
Samantha
Muhammad Umar
Danyal
Cristopher
Joshua
Amina
Dan-Joel
Nabiha
Khandker Abrar
Mariam
Amira
Haris
Qaurael
Jaiden
Lucius
Catelin
Ede
Rahima
MONTHASHA MASHIAT
nathaniel
Hazel
karisha
Isaiah
Shanthi
Samuel
Tenzin
Oslyn
JADEN THEODORE RAJ
Rakayla
Giorgia
Ahamed
HABIB
Jinlong
Nimo
laura
Jennifer
Davit
Taya
Jackson
Fabrizio
Tasneem
Efaz
Nyala
Jeremy
Mohammad
raima
TYGHANA
brandon
Shaan
Qi Qi
Myles
Charlie
Durosier
Bethel
shalyah
morinique
Farah
Neruka
Tenzing
aula
victoria
Sianna
Claralee
Sabryna
Anojan
Akrem
Jonathan
Abby
Johan
omar
John
Wei Cong
AARON
Elijah
Sobia
Nicholas
Dain-Marc
Savanna
Ajani
Connor
Cyrus
Asia
Shin
Lorraine Althea
Makhai
Kameka
Ayan
Aryan
Philopateer
Joseph
Deniz
jukeri
Junaid
Amanda
Melody
Abraham
Dong Hoon
Miguel Angel
Miquel
Sudak
Salma
nikylerhemel
Dennis
Laura
katianna
Ata ul haye
Arishi
ABDUL
meshaal
Zubyda
Chidi
Ryan
Leshawn
Zoe
Fayth Justice
CARESSE
Dasani
Abesan
Albert
UBAIDULLAH
Giussepi
Sebastian
Ayesha
Tasneem
Yasmin
Mary-anne
hilary
Sahlegebriel
Jahleil
Vithurka
Jess
Ashleigh
Khadiza
Lohiba
Rodney Jr
tiffany
Jeannette
Vishnukanth
Ahamed Yusuf
Calvin
brandon
Christopher
dakota
Ashley
Kimberly
Jihan
ebony
Sara
Fady
Noaar
Aaron
Saidatou
Kaelea
victoria
Kynan
Sindy
andre
bibi
Amanda
Nermin
Lauren
Adrian
Rejoice
AALIJAH
Adam
Drucilla
aisosa
Jayden
Amica
Minojen
Jacob
Kevin
TANAYA
ABHIINAV
Joseph jr
atrihar
Jarlavon (Marc)
amber
Yaser
Desiree
Zeva
Gabriel
Joshua
Juan
Amir
FAVOUR
ceyda
sameul
Jordan
Andrew
Aishwarya
brandon
Arthur
Krystyne
Secord Community Centre
Rayen
Linkin
Shamari
Jannat
Starr
Youth Drop In Centre
sigidi
Hayder
Alexander
Eesha
Melissa
Celia
Travis
Tatiana Atembe
ABHIIJIT
JONATHAN
Hania
Stephanie
Ammar
Khandker
Miranda
Devin
Kershan
Dean
Jason
sumayyah
Luna
Nathan
magdalena
Mustafa
Curtis
aiden
bonnette
Edward
Sara
Obi
Abigail
tayja
Marco
Bright
Terrence
Zeeshan
Tyrah
shaquille
Leo
Haiden
Jonathan Jacob
raima
Nicole
Kmar
Darius
ASHLEY
Jason
Myles
Balqisa
Roshawn
jamaya
Shian
Anisa
Rameen
Dulina
CLAUDIA GLORIA
Melika
Jalen
Kayleigh
Annabella
Cesar
keegan
Atticka
Nicolas
Zachary
Jazmin
Sadik
raima
ebony
Alexia
Raban
reece
Alex
Arya
alex
Jordan
shaleka
Jhumi
Aisha
Justin
Emma
JORDAN
Ryan
Brandon
Rafig
nawrin
Noah
Jack
Nahian
Cayden
Charisse
Julia
Izaak
Saeeda
NEHAAL
abdullah
kaiden
Aodiyah
nirmal
Vahe
Malik
Mathew
debasish
Eseoas
TANISHK
cosimo
Fatima
Nathan
Tenzin
Georgia
Jinlong
gurbet
Rebecca
Simeon
joel
GODFREY HEIR
Alex
Brenda
Sumedha
Larz-Jacob
Aruljoathy
Anton
RACHEAL
Tridib
anas
Hamza
Hafsah
Ryaasia
Rachel
hunter
Neil
Valentina
Tracy
hanif jr
Skyleuir
Huda
Jake
Sarah
Victoria
Luiza
Austin
Waleed
Oleg
Jhumi
Saad
Hayley
Sahra
Brenda
clay
setareh
Emily
Joel JR
Teneace
Taejuan
Supreet
Muluka
Aidan
Ani
Tyler
Mark
Haneef
Aryan
Sheina
Rida
Rahee
Eugene
Kiyuma
Jahleil
Zavion
Jagathodran
sara
Rakayla
Athalia
Noel
Sudipra
Minhaj
Samantha
Alyssia
mariana
Elijah
Malachi
Sade
Zehara
Neil
JOYCE
Logan
Elijah
Afrad
Clifford
Prince
Kayleigh
Jessiah
Joseph
denise
Edger
Konrad
Rakai-Joshua
Maryam
michael
hANIF JR
Matthew
Apiram
Jenaday
Aaisha
Austin
Freshta
Miguel
Yahya
Perrier
Muhammad
Waseq
don't know
Noah
Buddhini
Ester
zerlish
Colin
sandeepon
Alex
Elijah
Kendell
Stephanie-Marie
Vanessa
Michaela
Arif
Faith
Brooklyn
Kristie
Rimwne
nkunahope
Daniel
Sullay
soodeen
Keontah
Maximus
Marwan
Ismail
TALHA
Amil
Aishwarza Debi
Lucy
Patrik
Queency
Riley
Osman
Riwan
Ugo
Sammak
Nicholas
ilknur
Nia
dil
Mahdeen
Arun
Adriana
Sk Classroom
Jayden
Nathaniel
Aiyla
Shauntay
Aaliyah
Masrur
Delfina
Jahleil
Chelsea
Corbin
Ansa
Scarlett
Eli
Nora
Oyin
Neil
Unsende
Joseph
Maximus
Kornelija
Noah
Faiaz
marcus
Abigail
Andromeda
Michael
pratik
Tyrone
Jayden
anas
Acshaja
Ariel
Abdurahman
Mariyah
Olivia
Trinity
Richard
amber
Khubaib Ahmad
Sudak
Mohid
Sheila Patterson femal
Samuel
jillian faye
Nehel
Faaiza
Galad
Jasmine
Community Supper
Abigail
Aungshu
Buruk
SUVAN
DOMINIC
Hedia
Brianna
jaden
Not Applicable
Athena
Neon
Tobechukwu
Hamza
Aziza
anas
Mohamed Nayeem
Ayneigejah
Ramtin
Deangelo
Lori
Harleigh
Cheyenne
nathan
Belal
Rexcelle
Shamer
NOEL
farill
Ashley
Britney
Daniel
Ada
Antonette
Sarah
Ester
Dong Hoon
deandra
jesse
Youssef
Jamaal
Kiyuma
Jiya
Monsurat Kikelomo
Charles
grant
Annmarie
terrel
Elena
Sheina
Jaya
Hamza
Richekah
Grace
Mohsen
Peter
cory
Aurelie
Shane
Izaak
Priscilla

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.