We're here to make a difference!!
Our purpose as a (Not Profit Organization), is to bring widespread awareness to improve the quality of life during cancer treatment of pre-teen and teenage patients alike (ages 3 to 17), and offer them a way to get back to being kids again, which turns out to be better for everyone. They say that laughter is its own best medicine. We function on that belief and bring a little happiness into each child's world.
Why We Exist For You
Trust is very important when dealing with families, children, and the healthcare profession. If you feel slightly uncomfortable with your caseworker, try to communicate your needs right away. You have the right not to be inundated with anything that doesn't contribute to the quality of care for your child. Many of our staff members understand this, because we and/or our loved ones have shared similar experiences. It's why we exist.Read more...
Laptops of love (LOL) is a charitable organization that works hard to serve children with cancer or any disease that keeps them separated from their family and friends. We clean, recycle and reuse lap and desktop computers that come through your donations as well as various other methods.
When this takes place, a family with a child in a hospital, nursing home, or a physical rehabilitation center due to his/her disease, can request one of these laptops for free for as long as the child wants it. If It’s sent back to us, we will put it back into rotation to be setup again to give another child the chance for a laptop. The Direct Recycling of these laptops is on going and paramount for your child.
Once in your child’s hands, he or she can keep in contact with family and friends at any given moment via the Internet. We work to tailor the laptop or desktop to each child by placing a custom interface with that child in mind.(music,games, surfing, educational software, etc.)
We want to give children a chance to forget where they are for a bit and enjoy life with a smile. So we need those second hand laptops, desktop computers ,keyboards and mice you're currently not using.
*****If you want to learn more about recycling and reusing, Please give us a call.*****
We try to leave as little a footprint as we can environmentally. It’s also why we put as much as we do into one of our laptops. These children deserve the best and at the same time it saves our planet. Good thing right….
Our Base operating system is built for children centered upon the needs of each little girl or boy. It aids in the connectivity to the outside world while undergoing treatment. Being highly customized, some screens are gender specific. It comes per-installed with educational games for children ages 3 to 8. Each child will be able to interact (through the keyboard and mouse), with their computer. The games are bright, friendly, and on a whole, captivating. There are logic games, puzzles, and strategy games. Memory improvement, reading, spelling and also math based games. When there is this kind of engagement a child will be having fun with a smile while they are learning. There's even a game that will teach them to program. Imagine your child's face when he or she builds their very own first game all by themselves. This is a vital activity emotionally. We can't stress how much concern is placed on being easy to use as well. Icons are large and easy to read. Its design is intuitive. It's this way so even the youngest of users can always find what they want to do without any trouble. It empowers a child and set's their minds free to relax, enjoy, . Ever learning and being themselves.
Our Second stage operating system is able to accomplish the coverage of a more vast age range. Its base is used for the children ages 9 to 17. Yet its capacity has been designed to carry a child well into a young adult or further. Even into his or hers college years if they so choose. Its cohesiveness, integrated tools to aid the older child, coupled with an easy-to-use learning platform is vital to achieving happiness. We've aimed it towards the needs of a young student. Still covering the kid inside all of us for its many social platforms like, file transferring, graphics,email and browsers. It's fully loaded with various high end sound and video applications. All aimed at increasing the learning process. There is a completeness for a growing child's needs. Its messaging platform is aimed to increase the child's social awareness and importance of family and friends. Yet we did not sacrifice the gamer within each of the kids nor their ability to create for themselves. To nurture the dreamer inside every child. From the adoption of this computing platform for the older kids we have honed and shaped it to be of life long help. We continue to tailor it to fit each child as necessary for the fully custom experience never to be forgotten by that child.
August 12 -14 - Vigilante Days, Tombstone - You are all invited to help the Tombstone Vigilantes celebrate their 63nd year of service to Tombstone, Cochise County and our great state of Arizona. 888-457-3929
October 7-9 - Wayne Wilson Children's Charity Rodeo & Carnival, Cave Creek - Carnival rides, exhibitions, thrilling rodeos, the exciting Pro Tour FMX Motocross and more. 480-488-4043October 8 - 9 - Sedona Arts Festival, Sedona - Don't miss the Sedona Arts Festival. About 150 fine artists from across the country display their works beneath the brilliant blue Arizona sky, with inspiring red-rock mountains as a backdrop. (928)204-9456 Sedona Red Rock High School
October 14 - November 6 - Arizona State Fair, Phoenix - You don't want to miss one of the best events of the year. 602-252-6771November 18 - 20 - 14th Southwest Nationals, Scottsdale - Festival goers revel in this show's displays of more than 2,000 hot rods, customized stock cars, classic, and muscle cars, all factory built before 1973. There is also a swap meet, car sales area, and display of model and kids' pedal cars. (925)838-9876
We are also very committed to protecting your privacy. We securely destroy all data on every hard disk that is donated to us. We go above current DOD (Department of Defense) standards in the secure and certified destruction of digital data devices such as hard drives, tapes and other digital media. It is our sole purpose to facilitate the permanent destruction of personal and corporate data devices using a disk wiping process and keeping the Hard Drive intact. This allows the reuse of hard drives, and aids in recycling and rebuilding process overall.
Upon request, we give certification of data destruction in piece by piece or bulk(lot) form.
We will also perform “data recovery” by request only and with the proper paperwork. Please inquire if this is needed prior to any donation.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) ERADICATION PROCESSES
Eradicate your data to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Standards
(DOD 5220.22-M, DOD 5220.22-M ECE)
Department of Defense Standard DOD 5220.22-M is the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) that the DOD, Department of Energy, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Central Intelligence Agency must use. The DOD 5220.22-M standard is the civilian term given to the terms and policies found in NISPOM. It prescribes methods and standards by which classified data needs to be secured.