The journey to what is now Phoenix Computers began in 1995, six weeks
after Gerry Rosenkrantz retired from FEMA.
Working alone, he began refurbishing
computers for use at the Legal Aid Bureau in
Prince George’s County and The Charles E.
Smith Jewish Day School. Soon, he was
volunteering with Montgomery County
Schools in the Computers for Classrooms
program refurbishing computers for use in
the school system. In 1997 he took over the
Teachers program at Lone Oak Elementary
School and the CPCUG computer refurbishing
program named Project Reboot. In 2002 Gerry
and Project Reboot relocated to a county
owned house in down-town Rockville, Md.
where the number of volunteers and
refurbished computers continued to increase.
In January 2009, Project
Reboot, volunteers and computers moved to a
warehouse facility located with the assistance of County
Executive Isiah Leggett and the Montgomery County
Council. In the fall of 2012 a core group of senior
volunteers and Gerry founded a new organization,
separate from CPCUG carrying forth the same mission
and goals of refurbishing computers for the needy in the
community. We currently have a stable group of around
20 volunteers who test, certify the hardware and
refurbish PCs, notebooks and printers.
Since we have been open we have provided computers to over 650
clients along with printers, monitors, keyboards and mice.
Volunteers at Fleet St.
Gerry at Fleet St.
Waiting to be repaired
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