Insight Financial Services and a subsidiary company, 2nd Gear of Costa Mesa, Calif., recently provided eight desktop computers and 19 laptops to the Technology Access Program, a community outreach program of the Tellico Village Computer Users Club.

This was the fourth shipment of computers from Insight, and brings the total number donated to TAP to 176. The computers, processed and provided by TAP, have provided more than 260 youth in the area with in-home access to computer technology.

TAP’s initial connection with Insight came through Joel Reed, manager of the Honda warehouse and distribution center in Loudon. Honda America leases its computers from Insight/2nd Gear.

TAP, 244 Lakeside Plaza, Loudon, accepts donated computer equipment, refurbishes it and gives complete systems to families in need that are referred by a school, church or other qualified nonprofit organization. TAP also provides computers for home-bound adults, qualified organizations such as Loudon County Boys & Girls Club for its club rooms, veterans organizations and others. A complete system consists of a computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, printer with good ink supply and a ream of paper. Recipients can assemble the system and begin using it without needing to purchase anything to make it work.

TAP recently provided a laptop to a graduating senior at Loudon High School who was the 10,000th young person to receive a system from the program.

If you have computer equipment you are no longer using, please consider donating it to TAP. There is much need in East Tennessee for in-home access to computer technology. For more information, contact 865-332-5313 or tap@tvcuc.org.

Warren Sanders is founder of TAP and co-chairman of the Tellico Village Computer Users Club.