The Kramden Institute, a non-profit organization that refurbishes old computers that are then provided to needed children in the Research Triangle region, will host its second “Geek-a-Thon” this weekend.

Volunteers from the Institute, the North Carolina School of Science and Math and also from Lenovo will gather to work on computers. Lenovo is the founding sponsor of the Institute.

The first Geek-a-Thon took place in August with 140 comptuers being placed in nine Durham county middle schools.

This weekend, five shifts are scheduled for volunteers to work on computers at the NC School of Science and Math in Durham. Shifts begin at 9 AM on Saturday and Sunday.

The Institute is also seeking donations of equipment, including: 15″ or larger monitors, PCs 300Mhz or greater, as well as keyboards, mice and power cords.

To volunteer or to get more information, send e-mail to