LAPTOPS AND MONITORS NEEDED: Bob Huppe, one of two West Seattleites on the board of the nonprofit Technology Services Corps, is looking for flat-panel monitors and laptops for a special trip this summer: TSC works with high-school students who go overseas to install computer labs for their counterparts to learn in. This summer, they’re working with Garfield High School students going to Ometepe Island, Nicaragua, to install 30 computers. They have computers but need flat-panel monitors (which use less power) to go with them, and 12 laptops for the students’ teachers, most of whom commute by bicycle or bus to their school and need something portable. If you have anything to donate – take note, the laptops would be wiped by local recycler InterConnection – e-mail Catherine Berner, one of the students planning the trip: email@example.com – Bob says, “Someone would be delighted to pick up monitors or laptops, and all donations are tax-deductible.”
BICYCLES FOR HUMANITY: Holy Rosary Church will be collecting bicycles 8:30 am-2:30 pm May 23 for the “Bicycles for Humanity” drive; they’re destined for the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa, which among other challenges has 50 percent unemployment. Here’s the official flyer.
AN EVENING OF JAZZ AND WINE TASTING FOR CHIEF SEALTH: The EB Foote Winery in Burien is the site of an event just announced as a fundraiser for the Chief Sealth International High School Jazz Band, 6 pm June 11th. Here’s the official flyer with information on how to get tickets, which includes snacks, tickets and of course, the wine.