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
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