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National Cristina Foundation

(National Cristina Foundation, Greenwich, CT, www.cristina.org) A not-for-profit public charity that seeks donations of used or excess computers. Founded in 1984 by Yvette Marrin and Bruce McMahan, it was named in honor of McMahan's daughter, Cristina, who has cerebral palsy.

Donations are directed at no charge to organizations and public agencies that have programs that train people with disabilities, students at risk of failing and economically disadvantaged persons in order to lead more productive and independent lives. The Foundation has helped millions of people in the U.S. and abroad. Equipment donations may be made through the online donor form at www.cristina.org. See e-cycling.



e-cycling

(Electronics reCYCLING) Saving parts that can be reused from old computers and electronic devices and recycling the metal from the cases and other components. Older computers and monitors can be taken to retail establishments such as Staples and Best Buy, and the location of the nearest recycling center can be found at Earth911.com (www.earth911.com). For a list of state recycling centers, visit www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/materials/ecycling/live.htm. See National Cristina Foundation and RAFT.



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