Dave Sevick’s story is improving lives, one computer at a time
Ten years ago, Dave Sevick began refurbishing computers in his garage and giving them to those in need. Today, the nonprofit organization he founded, ComputeReach, has placed nearly 3,000 fully refurbished computers into the hands of adults and kids who could not otherwise afford them.
ComputeReach partners locally with Goodwill, Easter Seals, and computer user groups not only to refurbish unwanted computers, but to load them with ready-to-use educational software and make them available at a modest cost. Dave oversees the entire refurbishing process, sets up the computers for their new owners, and supervises training on them. He also pursues funding opportunities, solicits computer donations and organizes an army of hundreds of
dedicated volunteers. Although Dave primarily donates computers to Pittsburgh’s poorest communities, ComputeReach also has sent them to hurricane-ravaged towns in the South and to schools and clinics in Malaysia, Africa and Central America.
An additional benefit of Dave’s program is the environmental impact it has on our region. By fixing unwanted computers, ComputeReach keeps them out of landfills and puts them into the homes and hands of those who need them.
For more information about ComputeReach, visit
computereach.com or call 724-779-0099.