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The heart of the program is tax deductible donations of computers from businesses. Approximately 95% of the business computers donated are refurbished and given out to students. Many individuals and companies large and small have donated computers to the program and all are greatly appreciated, but Sentara Healthcare has provided the most by far. Over $1.34 million worth of Gift-in-Kind donations have been provided to the program from all sources. To donate computers to the program, contact us at
(12-5 PM) or to discuss your donations. Arrangements can be made to pick up donations from businesses.All hard drives are wiped using secure erase in accordance with NIS standards or destroyed.

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The Computers for Student Success program works from a small budget for staff, Student Government Association (SGA) funding, and money raised from donations and raffles. The program runs 25 hours a week plus additional time to pick up donations from businesses and delivery to Non-Profits. The college provides limited funding for two part time staff to help manage the program. TCC Virginia Beach SGA provided funding of $5,000 for the 2012-2013 school year. The rest of the money to operate the program must come from donations, repairs and scrapping of old computers. Approximately 10,000 was made from donations, scrapping and in 2013. SGA funds, raffle  and donation money is used to buy, parts, supplies, equipment and licensing for the program. Over $7,000 was used to buy licensing alone.

For tax deductibility, cash donations need to go through the TCC Foundation. If giving online, in the Please use my gift for section, select Other and type in Computers for Student Success  (see the example above).

See contact information on the left or contact Professor Noah at 822-7142, email: to discuss donations.

Our Most Urgent Needs
Currently we are in need of VGA Cords and Power Cords. Hard Drives are also in short supply. Licening is aways an issue and requires our largest funding at this point.

See contact information on the left or contact Professor Noah at 822-7142 , email:
to discuss donations.