When Ligonier YMCA Executive Director, Ben Wright explained the need for computers in the early childhood education classrooms, IT Princess of Power Leia Shilobod knew there had to be a way to help.
“We wanted our kids to be able to take advantage of the learning resources on the internet and be able to use learning software, but we just didn’t have the resources to buy computers,” explains Director Wright.
Leia saw an opportunity, “We have awesome clients. I told them I’d get them a PC for basically our cost if they donated their old PC for the Y’s children’s program. We had several clients step up to the plate.”
Through this effort, InTech was able to deliver five free computers with LCD monitors to the YMCA on Thursday for use in 3 of their classrooms. “This is exactly what we needed as we just entered into a partnership with the school district for our children to use the Everday Mathematics program, but we need computers to be able to access the entire curriculum. We are so excited and the children are thrilled!”
Shilobod continues, “I can’t even start to tell you how excited we are to deliver these PC’s to the Y. We put quite a bit of time into the collecting, re-installing and free-ware sourcing to get these PCs ready, but it was all worth it. We didn’t collect enough mice so I bought some really cute red ones that light up. The kids loved them!”
“But I also want to thank our clients who bought a computer from me to give up their computer for the Ligonier Y: Westmoreland Injury Lawyers and Chapel Hill Investment Analysts. Their generosity enabled our generosity!”