Technology Access Program (TAP)
What is TAP?
The Technology Access Program (TAP), a community outreach arm of the 501c3 Tellico Village Computer Users Club, is chartered to provide complete computer systems at no cost, to families and individuals who cannot otherwise afford them. These systems enable economically disadvantaged students to better compete with their peers, which is especially important during the continuing pandemic environment.
TAP solicits depreciated business and personal computer equipment that is being replaced, then refurbishes and upgrades this equipment as necessary to meet performance standards. Upgrades include fresh memory components, a current operating system and extensive utilities to make the systems fully functional. TAP donates these completed systems, at no charge, to families and individuals who could not otherwise afford them.TAP is supported in this endeavor by the host Tellico Village Computer Users Club as well as the United Way, Kiwanis, The Good Neighbor Shoppe, and other charities and foundations.
Established in 2007, TAP has refurbished and donated over 10,000 completely functional computer systems, assisting over 14,000 children throughout East Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia. As an illustration, TAP, with the assistance of the Kiwanis organization, recently donated over 50 computer systems to families devastated by the tornadoes in 2021.
TAP only requires partnering organizations to identify the size of the need and assist with the transportation and distribution of completed systems to give children and youth an opportunity to flourish.
DON’T THROW IT OUT!
This is an excellent way to recycle your used computer equipment.
Please consider donating your old system components to the TAP. Please spread the word among family and friends who may have excess computer hardware.
Donations of computer equipment can be brought to:
TVCUC — TAP
244 Lakeside Plaza, Loudon, TN 37774
Lakeside Plaza is along Ritchie Road, TAP is located in the lower level of building #2, behind the Thai Bistro.
2022 Was A Great Year!
Seven Hundred and Ninety-eight Systems Delivered.
For 2023, through the end of February – 97 systems provided, 89 youths served.
From inception in 2007 through January 2023 TAP has delivered 10,006 computer systems that benefited 14,707 youths! View our progress!
TO CONTACT TAP
CALL 865.332.5313 Or use the form provided here:
Technology Access Program Committee
Co-Chairperson – Warren Sanders
Co-Chairperson – Vince Alline
Map for Lakeside Plaza
TAP thanks the wonderful Individuals, Organizations, Businesses,
and Foundations who generously provide needed funding.