A computer is essential to keep track of the 1500-plus toys, games, puzzles and other resources at the Gawler and Districts Elsie Ey Toy Library, so it was problem when the existing computer failed irreparably.
In the short-term the toy library was forced to borrow one of its volunteer’s laptops and was facing the prospect of having to spend limited funds on a new computer rather than new toys.
Therefore, they were absolutely delighted to receive a refurbished PC as part of the Smart State PC Donation Program.
Since arriving the computer has been put to great use and the toy library has been able to focus on purchasing new toys to keep the children in our community learning through play.
The program, run by the Government of South Australia, aims to benefit both the community and the environment by making surplus government computers available to community groups.
Toy library staff and volunteers are encouraging other groups to take advantage of the scheme.
Dates for the next round are yet to be confirmed, check the website for details – http://www.dpc.sa.gov.au/what-we-do/services-for-business-and-the-community/smart-state-pc-donation-program.