The Apple authorized business, The Mac Support Store ( in Brooklyn, is giving a donation of laptops to Rise Up & Walk Youth Center, and hoping others will join them. Rise up & Walk is a not-for-profit community based organization that provides programs for underprivileged youth.

At 11 am (Eastern) on Friday, Aug. 5, The Mac Support Store will be presenting six Mac laptops they have rebuilt at the Rise Up & Walk Youth Outreach Center Inc. These laptops will help the center on their way to achieving their goal of obtaining computers for more than 300 children by this fall. However the need is great and they will still need to purchase many more computers.

After speaking with the Director Clyde Evans, Jeff Graber and Judith Barr, co-owners of The Mac Support Store since 1996, were moved by the need and knew this was an excellent school for their laptop donations. The school only had two old Dell desktops, and, moreover, no portable computers. In hearing the news, MEvans was very happy about the upcoming Apple branded donation, and the possibility it presents to further encourage classroom participation.

The presentation is made possible by funding provided by The Mac Support Store and the support of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz who will be in attendance.

The Mac Support Store is the first Apple Authorized Repair Shop in the history of Brooklyn. It’s both an Apple Authorized Reseller and Service Provider, making them Brooklyn’s one-stop shop for Apple products, accessories and more.