Give One Get One
The mission of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is to empower the children of developing countries to learn by providing one connected laptop to every school-age child. In order to accomplish this goal, they need people who believe in what they’re doing and want to help make education for the world’s children a priority, not a privilege.
Between November 12 and November 26, One Laptop Per Child is offering a Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada. During this time, you can donate an XO laptop to a child in a developing nation, and also receive one for the child in your life in recognition of your contribution. This is the first time the XO laptop has been made available to the general public.
For your donation of only $399, you will be sending one XO laptop a child in a developing nation and one will be sent to the child in your life (or yourself) in recognition of your contribution. $200 of your donation is tax-deductible (your $399 donation minus the fair market value of the XO laptop you will be receiving). For all U.S. donors who participate in the Give One Get One program, T-Mobile is offering one year of complimentary HotSpot access.
This is a great opportunity to give and receive. You can be among the first to get your hand on an XO laptop and empower a child at the same time. Thanks to Colin Dean for making me aware of this program. I’ve placed my order. How about you?