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Mon., June 9, 2014, 1:26 p.m.

CdA students can apply for home computer

Computers for Kids, a Boise-based nonprofit, is accepting applications from Coeur d'Alene area students who want to receive a home computer.

The organization will be in the area hosting its annual distribution and donation event in July. The deadline for submitting applications is June 30.

To apply for a computer, applications can be obtained at local schools, online at, or by calling (208) 345-0346.

Any student from kindergarten through sophomore year of college can request computers by filling out the application and writing an essay on why they want a computer. The application and essay can be submitted to Computers for Kids at 8549 W. Elisa St., Boise, ID 83709.

Computers for Kids is a nonprofit that takes donations of computers, refurbishes and licenses them and then donates the fully-equipped computer systems to students in Idaho. CdA Press

Probably dating myself, but I didn't use a computer until college! By the time my kids were in school home computers were pretty much a necessity. How often do you use your home computer? How about your kids?

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.