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Giving Tuesday: Support Great Charities With Your Purchases from OWC

OWC is proud to take part in Giving Tuesday. On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, whenever you make a purchase at, OWC will donate 1% of the purchase price to one of four charities—and you get to choose which one(s). This year, OWC is proud to be partnering with the following charities for Giving Tuesday:

After you checkout on, you’ll be able to chose which of the four charities above you’d like to donate to. If you’d like to split your donation between one or all of the charities you can do that as well.

Your choice will never be shared or used for any purpose other than allocating the appropriate donation amount to the charity or charities you select. OWC will tally up the donations for each charity and directly pass along the funds to the charities while sharing none of your personal information.

Once the tally has been made, you will receive an email from OWC just to share how much total funding was raised for the charities.

Giving Tuesday on will run from Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 2:00 a.m. Central Time to Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 2:00 a.m. Central Time. You can find more information about each of the charities we’ll be donating to below.

Giving back every day

Matthew Swedberg, Crystal Lake Central Mathematics teacher, with a MacBook Pro donated by OWC.

Though giving thanks and giving to others are the true reasons for the holiday season, OWC believes in giving back year round. Recently, we donated a MacBook Pro to Matthew Swedberg and his Robotics team students at Crystal Lake Central High School, in Crystal Lake Illinois.

Swedberg started the robotics team in 2019 and his team relies on donations from supporters to purchase the equipment used to build the robots. The students use a 3D printer to make some of the parts and were unable to do this at the school, as they did not have a computer that worked with the printer.

Students on the Crystal Lake Central Robotics Team at work.

So, OWC donated a MacBook Pro to the team so that they can be more efficient and create during their meetings, versus doing it at home. As you can see in the picture, Matthew is standing next to the 3D printer, MacBook Pro and the current robot the team is working on for their upcoming meet. 

Giving Tuesday Charities

The Orphaned Starfish Foundation

Too many kids in this world are left behind, especially those who have lost their parents. This is where OSF intervenes and educates thousands of impoverished orphans a year – not just in basic skills – but in creative computer skills for jobs which have no borders. It’s incredible what a child can dream and given the opportunity, amazing how these kids grow up to succeed and ‘pay if forward’ to help others. Your donation will directly support additional Apple Macs and technology deployment for their benefit. OS sites are in the USA and around the world.

Kiss the Ground

Empowering, Educating, Influencing to be Stewards of our land, protect and regenerate or soils. Watch the movie here. Global warming, water quality, quality of our food, our health and the health of our coastal waters – how we farm and raise livestock is all the difference. Doing it right ensures our food supply for years, sustainability of our family farms, and massive carbon sequestration thanks to the God given, natural technologies Earth has evolved. Not a greenwash, money grab – the real solution is right beneath our feet!

In this video below, watch OWC Founder & CEO speak to the important work Kiss the Ground is doing.

Charity: Water

It all starts with water and when we bring clean water to a community, it is absolutely transformative. Safe water eliminates so many water borne diseases. This returns hours a day to kids and adults who otherwise carry often dirty water from miles away. It enables education and economic/self sustaining activities with that truly empower and break cycles by curing the problem and not being there to treat the symptoms. When we solve at the source and no longer dealing with symptoms, even more good gets done!

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