Friday, December 11, 2015

Repair It Forward donates computers to Great Circle

David Hopkins and Repair It Forward are at it again. This time Great Circle is the recipient. The computers were refurbished through Columbia Area Career Center's Repair It Forward program, which rebuilds donated machines and provides them to local non-profit groups. The five laptops were donated by Missouri Employers Mutual as they phase out old and roll out new laptops for their employees.

“The Repair It Forward program is a great way for us to ensure that our donated computers are in good working condition and have been properly configured before they reach their new home” says Mike Teter, IT Resource and Performance Manager for MeM.  “It’s a fantastic program that benefits both students learning new skills and those in our community who are in need of access to technology.”

Great Circle is a premier provider of specialized behavioral health programs whose highly-trained professionals serve thousands of children and families in Missouri. Susan Reeves, Director of Advancement for Great Circle, is thankful for the donation. “The gift of refurbished laptops increases Great Circle's capacity to transform vulnerable lives by equipping our youth care supervisors with advanced technology that allows for more efficient 24-hour staff scheduling ”, says Reeves.  

David Hopkins, CACC A+ IT instructor,  Jessica Luster, Great Circle Supervisor, MIke Teter, MeM IT Resource Manager and Pranav Patel, Repair It Forward student representative

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