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Free Laptop Giveaway At Earth Day Event For District H Families

LaptopIn celebration of Earth Day, Houston City Council Member Karla Cisneros is giving away 300 laptops donated by Comp-U-Dopt to qualifying families living in District H through a giveaway lottery system.  

The giveaway is part of the Rain Drops & Laptops giveaway event 10 a.m. - Noon on Saturday, April 9 at the Comp-U-Dopt Warehouse (1602 Airline Drive.). In addition, 40 rain barrels will also be given away by Council Member Cisneros in partnership with the Galveston Bay Foundation. 

To qualify for the laptop lottery, families must have at least one child in K-12 education and not have a working computer at home. School-owned devices provided by the school are not counted since they are not owned by the family. 

Sign up for the giveaway lottery by completing the online registration form. Households that are randomly selected will receive an access code via text to pick up their computer. Registration does not guarantee a computer (limit one winner per household.)

For questions, email info@compudopt.org


The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.