The Dignity Project Second Generation

Published: May. 21, 2018 at 7:22 AM EDT
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The Dignity Project Second Generation in Gainesville collects donated computers and cars, fixes them up, and then sells them to those in need at a more affordable price, all while teaching local high school students vocational skills to help them succeed.

The Dignity Project Second Generation is the resurgence of the original Dignity Project, which closed down in 2010 due to funding cuts.

The organization fixes donated cars and then sells the refurbished cars to families in need for under market value, with the average sale price being around $1000 to $1500.

"We don't have enough to give them to them, but at least if we can sell them to them low enough, we can purchase the parts to keep it going," said Kim Lapan, Director of the Dignity Project Second Generation.

Students from Alachua County high schools are brought to the Dignity Project Second Generation, where they work on the cars and learn technical skills as part of their curriculum.

"We need these programs. We need more of this technical training because there's many young men and women out there that cannot go to college," said Lapan.

The organization also gives away about 120 computers to veterans each year and sells and repairs computers at a low cost for families in need.

You can help by donating computers, cars, boats, motorcycles and lawn mowers - no matter what condition they're in.

To donate to the GoFundMe page,