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Steve Story along with a handful of his biker buddies, are part of an organization called BIKERSCAP. They fix used computers to donate to children who need them.

 

Tampa, Florida - They may look like typical bikers, but what they do off their bikes is helping to make learning for children a little easier.

"We actually do good things in the community and it feels really good," said Co-Founder Steve Story.

Steve Story along with a handful of his biker buddies, are part of an organization called BIKERSCAP. They fix used computers to donate to children who need them.

"They're good students [and] they're doing well, but they need help."

Adams Middle School is just one of many schools that has benefited from these donations, already receiving seven computers this year.

"...Full computers loaded with software and everything that they need really in order to be successful in school," said Lisa Shaw, School Counselor.

7th grader Lazena Johnson is one student who has received a computer from BIKERSCAP, and it's helped her improve her grades.

She said doing her homework and extra credit computer assignments helped a lot, and gave her the chance to experience the technology we all use today.

This group believes every child wanting to learn should have access to a home computer system, and has already donated 200 computers and prepared 100 more for the start of next school year.

 "We don't get paid for it, but when you see these children and they get a computer, it's like Christmas," said BIKERSCAP CEO Greg Reaster. "We love it; it makes us feel good."

Click here to find out how you can apply for a free computer for your child or to donate.

Follow 10 News Reporter Lorena Rabago on twitter @LorenaVRabago

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