Thank You, Part 2
Yesterday we shared a thank you to those corporate donors and local partners that helped us have a great 2022 supporting our mission in and around Montclair. Certainly, distributions to local students like the one today of 26 laptops (above) from us via Succeed2gether would not be possible without such partners. Laptop Santa is VERY happy!
However, that is only part of the story. Our ability to deliver laptops like the photo above, or to achieve any of the other successes we realized this year would not be possible with out the hard work and focus of our lab volunteers led by Mike Brown. Mike and his team supported by Mark Zbucki, our technical lead, hold two sessions each week where High School volunteers do the work that often goes unnoticed in our lab.
Student volunteers check in, test, securely wipe any data on donated laptops, install operating systems, test (again), and clean each laptop that comes in to our doors. All of this is done under the the auspices of Mike. There are many small steps along the way in preparing laptops to be upcycled. Each one is important and each volunteer plays a part in our success.
So, here's Part 2 -
To Mike and his team of 100% volunteers, we thank you. Without your commitment to our cause we would not be able to make the positive difference we do in and around our community.
Happy Holidays All!
Tis the Season for Thanking
And we mean it -- straight from the Laptop Upcycle Lab in the basement of the United Way building. We are grateful to everyone who thought of us so that we could provide laptops to kids in need. Your generosity has allowed hundreds of students to get their work done.
And (drumroll please), we are thanking these organizations for their thoughtful 2022 thinking that’s helped so many:
The Electronic Access Foundation
Boston Consulting Group
Essence Global Advertising
Guardian Data Destruction
Finally, thank you to New Jersey Community Capital (owners of the old United Way building) for renting their generous space (even during construction!) As we enter the Season of Giving, we know that more students will need laptops to get their basic education. Please consider adding your name to our thankful and thinking list for 2022 with a donation or proposal.
Laptop Santa Returns
Do you know a young adult who needs a laptop for school and would love one under the tree this season?
Laptop Santa can help.
Here's how it works.
Parents or guardians (you elves you) can visit our Get Technology page here. Enter the basic request information on the form, including contact information. In the last field "Is there anything else you would like to include about this request?" just enter "Laptop Santa". Laptop Santa will wrap the laptop(s) you request and set up a time to get the package(s) to you before Christmas (or the holiday you celebrate).
Time is short, get busy elves. Laptop Santa wants to help.
As always, laptops given are free and for students to keep. Any questions? Email Santa.