Citrix and Kramden Institute refurbish 124 computers for students

Last month, employees from the Citrix Raleigh team spent a volunteer day at Kramden Institute, Inc. in Durham, N.C. Kramden is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting the digital divide. The group awards free computers to students nominated by their teachers and school administrators who do not currently have a computer to use for homework. To keep costs down, Kramden receives donated, used computers from individuals and companies and refurbishes them so that each student receives a computer in good working condition.

During our day at Kramden, we got to experience the full refurbishing process hands on. Our group divided into smaller teams that handled the assessment and repair of donated computers, cleaned computers and monitors, installed new operating systems and educational software, and thoroughly tested the computers to make sure that each one was ready to be awarded to a student.

We had a great time working with the Kramden team, and our tech-savvy employees quickly embraced our tasks. By the end of the day, we had repaired, cleaned, configured and tested 124 computers!

Thanks to Kramden Institute for having us visit for such a fun and rewarding volunteer day. To learn more about Kramden, their amazing work, and how you can donate your time, computers or funds, visit