When Computer Banc opened, for example, it initially gave free, refurbished computers to low-income families with children with learning disabilities, said Computer Banc board president Kevin Stevenson.
To paraphrase the great American storyteller, the report of Computer Banc’s demise was a bit premature. After abruptly closing its doors Sept. 2, Computer Banc has reopened with limited operations. It resumed distribution of computers beginning Oct. 1.
“When the board met Sept. 1, we looked at where we were financially at that time, looked at donations scheduled to come in and the balances in the bank, and realized we did not have enough money to keep the operation running,” said Computer Banc board president Kevin Stevenson. “We had less of a computer inventory now than a year ago, which was also a concern of the board. So we made the decision to cease the operations, and at that time we notified the staff, notified our volunteers and supporters.”