21 Local Children Receive Computers for the New School Year

To celebrate the coming of the new school year, MeGive, a sister project of MePush, Inc. recently awarded 21 local children with gently used computers. MePush is a computer services company with offices in Lewisburg and Bloomsburg.

The 21 students live in the Benton and Southern Columbia School Districts. They ranged in age from second grade to seniors in high school. All of the computers were donated to MePush by local community members and businesses.

"We gave away every computer that we collected and we already have a waiting list for the next time," said Michael Levan of MePush.

He continues, "What's so great about this effort is that it redeploys usable computer equipment back into the community instead of sending it to landfills. Much of the computer equipment that we collect is perfectly useable; it just needs a little TLC to bring it back to life. To these kids, these are new computers that will inspire them to do great things this school year."

More computer towers, monitors, and cables are still needed. Community members are encouraged to drop off their computer equipment at either MePush Office: 1210 Market Street in Lewisburg or 240 Market Street, Suite 203 in Bloomsburg. Monetary donations are also accepted to assist in this effort.

"Our goal is to give away another 100 computers on Christmas Eve, and we'll do it with the community's help," said Conor Quinlan, CEO of MePush.

For more information, go to www.MeGive.org or call 570-524-6894.

15 STUDENTS FEATURED IN PICTURE:
NAME                           GRADE     SCHOOL DISTRICT
Zain Retherford             12                     Benton
Casey Gavin                   12                     Benton
Brandon Lantz               12                     Benton
Felicia Miller                  12                     Benton
Rachel Burmeister       12                      Benton
Hannah Retherford      10                     Benton
Cailin Gavin                   09                     Benton
Naomi Weisbrod            12                     Benton
Felicia Weisbrod            11                     Benton
Andrea Turner              12                     Benton
Hunter Thomas             05                     Southern
Ryan Hricenak              02                     Southern
Matthew Hricenak       03                     Southern
Steven Hricenak           10                     Southern
Brant Long                      05                     Southern