Since the creation of the Foundation, we have provided over 1000 refurbished computers to various community based non-profit organizations and deserving individuals at a reduced cost or a no cost and are continuing to do so. The Lazarus Foundation has assisted various non profit organizations and individuals sponsored by a non profit organization to aid to bridge the digital divide bringing technology to less fortunate.
The Lazarus Foundation works with the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) and the Bright Minds Foundation to provide donated and refurbished desktop and laptop computers to students who have been identified as not having access to a computer at home.
We have also provided computers to many other non-profit organizations, such as Justice Ventures International, Bello Machre, River of Life, NeighboRide, the Allima Institute, Arbutus Senior Center, the Hepatitis Foundation International, and Habitat for Humanity for the Chesapeake. The Lazarus Foundation has also donated computers to several brain injured veterans through the VA Medical Center in Washington, DC.
We receive donated computers from companies such as Wegman's, the Mitre Corporation and the John's Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and any business or organization with unused laptop or desktop computers. We refurbish, repair and make sure they are all up to date before we distribute them.
The Lazarus Foundation has received grants from and is supported by the Community Foundation of Howard County. We have won the Friends of Education Award in 2010 and Don Bard, our founder, was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award.