IDT Paying It Forward with Laptop Donations
April 10, 2019—Last week, Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) donated 22 used laptops to several nonprofit organizations. Representatives from our Mount Laurel, NJ office gave 14 laptops to two groups in their geographic area. The first set was presented to Clayton Public Schools, Clayton, NJ. They were accepted by Darby Malvey, Clayton’s Middle and Upper School Librarian, who will use the laptops in the school library.
Laptops were also donated to Success in the Streets (SITS), a nonprofit service organization in Philadelphia, PA. The primary focus of SITS is Building Unity Within Our Communities through providing positive alternatives to drugs, gangs and violence. On April 5, laptops were given to George Mc Dermott, who runs this organization. They will be used to establish a computer lab at the Northeast Optimist (NEO) Club House in Burholme Park (Philadelphia), where children ages 5-16 will use them for developmental learning.
On April 4, IDT’s Arlington, VA office once again donated eight used laptops to Mark Bartlett from Computer Equipment for Kids (CEFK). This organization, founded in 2012, refurbishes used computer equipment for students and nonprofit organizations. Mark personally cleans the donated computers, installs new operating systems, fixes minor issues, and delivers the machines ready for use. To date, CEFK has refurbished almost 300 laptops.
Since learning about CEFK, IDT started setting aside employee laptops that were being replaced. According to Thom Garrett, “It’s a privilege to partner with Computer Equipment for Kids to provide laptops for students in our community. This organization is making a real difference, especially for students who want to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)—areas crucial to the work we do here at IDT.”
CEFK is always looking for Wi-Fi enabled laptops and tablets. Potential donors are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Computers for Kids – Donations” in the subject line.
IDT provides cutting-edge technologies for the US Department of Defense. The company has a strong interest in fostering the study of science, technology, engineering and math at every academic level. STEM education equips the next generation of innovators and enables new technologies, products and processes. These skills are essential to the workforce at IDT and to the future of the DOD.
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