We started by just doing a favor for a family friend. Just one computer to one little girl who needed it for school. We could have never predicted how this one act would give birth to PatchX. Since that one favor in 2008, we have fixed up over 150 computers, taught kids how to program, developed websites for non-profits and used technology to help our environment. And we’re still going strong. That’s what the “X” stands for – not just the unknown number of people we may help, but the possibilities for the future.
We are located in Southwest Virginia but looking to expand across the country.
Looking for a way to give back? Don’t have much time? Why not take an old computer and bring it back to life? Or help with a website for a non-profit – all from the comfort of your house? We can show you how.
We started by fixing up computers and giving them away. But computers are just one technology that needs refurbishing. What is your passion in technology? Education? Science? Maybe there’s a way to make something old into something new.
Ok, we made “Plusitivity” up. But it exemplifies what we do. We started with one computer and then added one. Many “plus ones” later, we’ve given away over 150 computers. Imagine yourself as the plus one – one person helping one other.
We are a full service group using technology to help others. We take older computers and clean them up for non-profit child care organizations and families who cannot afford them. We teach children how to program, create digital art and compose music. We work with non-profit groups that can’t afford a webmaster to manage their online presence. We also help these groups manage their technology by recommending software and administering networks and systems..
We love history. The history of software. The history of computers so why not a little about the history of PatchX
Brian started PatchX in 2008, taking one computer for one girl and seeing the impact of this one small act. Since then, Brian’s motto has been “it’s better to give than receive,” and feels he receives more and more wherever PatchX grows. Brian enjoys computers and sports along with teaching all the things he has learned – in technology and in life. Contact Brian at
After seeing the article in the paper about PatchX, John wanted to help out. He is a computer whiz on all fronts and has been a huge help to the organization. Contact John Burrows at
Wait is that a picture of a cat? Holly claims she works on our websites but we are not sure who is actually doing the coding. She is a web developer that has joined our cause and makes amazing baklava. Contact Holly Gallardo at
All it takes is one email to reach out and help. We are looking for tech people who want to make a difference in the world. Just think you could have your own email
This computer was donated by one of my co-workers. She is involved in so many cool things for the community and here is another example. The BRILC is a good home for your computer.