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How will my donation be used?

Your donation will be used to expand the programs, reach, and overall mission of One Laptop Per Child. Currently, One Laptop Per Child is able to allocate 95 cents of each dollar raised to acquire and distribute laptop computers for children in need.

Why did I see a different price somewhere for the XO laptop?

Currently, $200 is the bundled price for a donated XO laptop computer. This price includes the shipping cost to the recipient country.

How much do you recommend I donate?

Any amount that you donate will help us provide laptop computers to children in need in the developing world. Every $200 dollars donated will provide a deserving child with a laptop computer of their own.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. The OLPC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (EIN# 20-5471780). As such, financial contributions may be deductible for federal income tax purposes. Please consult with your financial advisor to determine the extent of tax deductibility.

Do I get a laptop computer with my donation?

No. The Give one Get one program ended in December.

When do you anticipate these laptop computers reaching the market?

Our schedule is to have units ready for shipment by late 2007. A limited number of laptop computers will be available for purchase in North America for a limited time from November 12th. They will initially only be available as part of a Give 1 Get 1 initiative. Participants in Give One, Get One will be able to buy two laptop computers for $399 (plus $24.95 for domestic shipping); one XO will be distributed to a child in one of the Least Developed Countries, and one will be sent to the participant. The program has been extended so that orders can be placed through December 31, 2007. See: [1] Gregorio 10:58, 11 December 2007 (EST)

How can I buy a laptop computer?

Laptop computers are not for sale at this time. The Give One, Get One program ended in December.

Will these laptop computers be available for purchase in retail stores?

Not at this time.

Will the Give 1 Get 1 initiative be available in other countries also?

We are starting in the US and Canada. We will try to expand the program globally over time.

Will these Laptop feature local keyboard setup, if interest from one particular country is sufficient?

We work with people in country on all aspects of localization, including the keyboard.

Do you accept corporate or in-kind donations of goods and services?

Yes. Please email "help AT"

If I Give a laptop, can I be connected with an individual laptop recipient in some way?

It seems that you can't, but I am not sure

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