But to help Aboriginal children keep in touch with their culture and traditional ways, MCFS offers other services.
Langford is Metis as is one-third of the MCFS staff; one-third is First Nations and the balance is non-Aboriginal.
MCFS is a misnomer, noted Langford, as the majority of the families are not Aboriginal and the organization places more than Aboriginal children in care.
Through a unique partnership with the Minnesota Department of Corrections, MCFS trains inmates to refurbish donated computers and sells them at a low cost to Minnesota schools.
Paulson pointed out that because Minnesota law prohibits businesses from disposing of electronic devices and components in municipal waste, MCFS gives businesses a valuable outlet for disposing of used computer equipment.
To donate to MCFS or learn more about the program, visit www.
MCFS is a non-profit program managed by the Minnesota High Technology Foundation.
Since 1997, MCFS has provided more than 38,000 computers to Minnesota schools.
MCFS is currently seeking corporate and agency donations of Pentium III computers or newer.