Your contributions help us sponsor needy kids

Tracey Capen

When Windows Secrets and the LangaList newsletter merged in November 2006, founders Brian Livingston and Fred Langa agreed that a portion of subscriber contributions should be used to help disadvantaged people around the world.

Since 2006, the editors of Windows Secrets have continued that tradition of giving to those most in need — by regularly sponsoring children in developing countries.

We departed from that established practice only once. In the last quarter of 2012, we decided there was a more immediate and pressing need to help the victums of Superstorm Sandy. So for the months of November and December, our charitable contributions went to the American Red Cross. We thank all Windows Secrets subscribers who helped support the Red Cross efforts.

We’ve also donated to the One Laptop Per Child effort, which resulting in one kid-size PC going to a student in a developing country and another donated by us to a U.S. school.

Ongoing support for children in need

We can’t save the world, but we can help in small and meaningful ways. Our donations go primarily to childrens’ education and nutrition — the two essential elements that provide benefits throughout a child’s life.

Windows Secrets sends a full year of financial support to a different beneficiary each month. (Look for his or her photograph and short biography at the bottom of each week’s newsletter.) Currently, we channel our donations through Children International (site), an organization that gets high scores from Charity Watch (site) and Charity Navigator (site). We welcome your considered comments on our sponsorship efforts.

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Tracey Capen

About Tracey Capen

Editor in chief Tracey Capen was the executive editor of reviews at PC World magazine for 10 years, from 1995 to 2005. He was InfoWorld's managing editor of reviews from 1993 to 1995 and worked in the magazine's test center and as networking editor from 1989 to 1992. Between his stints at InfoWorld, he was senior labs editor at Corporate Computing magazine.