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Save the Shoes: Donate a Laptop

Thursday, November 21, 2013 2:41 PM

One of our favourite TED talks is by volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos, whose message is simple: small acts can have big impact.  We’re appealing to you – our friends and corporate supporters – to help us out in a way that can make a tremendous difference by donating your retired (but still functional) laptops to One Spark.  One of our goals is to ensure that women have the basic technology they need to generate self employment income.  If you are upgrading your personal laptop computer or if you are a company that regularly upgrades your computers and discards laptops that have become outdated, please consider donating them to One Spark for re-use by women entrepreneurs.  It could serve as an invaluable tool in a woman’s journey to a violence-free life.

And, if you want just a smidge more inspiration to be in touch and donate a laptop, watch Mark Bezos’ can’t help but be moved when he says, “Don’t wait...don’t wait until you have your first million to make a difference in someone’s life.  If you have something to give, give it now.  Not every day is going to offer us the chance to save someone’s life, but every day offers a chance to affect one.  So, get in the game, save the shoes.”

For more information on how laptop donations will be used, visit  Thanks so much for keeping us in mind.

Executive Director

If you have a laptop or several laptops to donate, please email me at or give me a call at 416-697-0620.

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