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IBM Donates Computers to Nonprofit Groups

September 29, 1998

More than 50 new personal and laptop computers were donated Monday to 17 Los Angeles nonprofit organizations, the United Way of Greater Los Angeles announced.

"When it comes to giving our community access to technology and information, every computer counts," said Pat Harris, chief officer for the Urban League, one of the groups that received equipment.

Tod Rosin, a United Way spokesman, said the computers, donated by IBM, are valued at $100,000 and include IBM 300GL models with Pentium 200 MHz chips and Thinkpad 380D laptop computers.

Among local nonprofit agencies that received the computers were Casa La Puente in West Covina, Families Caring for Families in Lancaster, Jewish Family & Children's Service of Long Beach and Mothers of East Los Angeles.

Since 1991, IBM has provided $35 million in new computer equipment to thousands of charities, Rosin said.

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