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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Regift

By askdotcom // September 23rd, 2013

The new school year is well under way here in the States and in countries all over the world. Unfortunately, not every student has access to the resources that help make the most educational impact. Recently, the Ask.com IT team was preparing some outdated laptops for our e-waste disposal service when an awesome opportunity came along.

We found out about the Uganda Mission Support Project and students at the Zana Christian School in Kampala, Uganda who had two computers for the 85 students to learn computer skills. Looking at the 29 laptops we were about to throw away, it was a no-brainer to wipe them clean and ship them to the school – who would otherwise pay upwards of $700 for an unreliable computer that would crash within 6 months.

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to make a big difference in someone’s lives and we’re glad to see the students in Kampala, Uganda already putting those laptops to good use!

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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The Right Tools for the Job

By askdotcom // August 6th, 2013

School is just around the corner! Ask employees wanted to make sure every student has an awesome first day and has what they need to be successful in the year ahead. The Family Giving Tree’s Back Pack Drive was a perfect solution! 

Shopping carts, backpacks and boxes were loaded up with all the goodies a kid could want for the new school year. Together we met our commitment and helped more than 30 students with backpack donations!

Here’s to a productive school year! 

-          Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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Talking Education

By askdotcom // July 22nd, 2013

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting 10 students from Oakland’s Urban Promise Academy at our offices. Several employees shared their educational and career paths with students to underline the importance of education in building the career of their dreams. A tour of the office, lunch and a photo booth session closed out the day.  

The future looks bright! 

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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