Greensboro TechLearn Program Receives $200 thousand in Charity

Gifts in Kind International
Thursday, 11 April 2002

Today Gifts in Kind International, the world's leading charity in product philanthropy, in collaboration with the United Way of Greater Greensboro, announced the donation of over $170 thousand dollars worth of technology product charity through its ongoing "TechLearn" program, at a public donation held in Greensboro, North Carolina. Gifts In Kind International works with over 40% of the Fortune 500 companies, distributing charity through its network of over 50,000 nonprofit organizations worldwide.

Distributed in partnership with the United Way of Greensboro, this program and these products are designed to meet the number one need of the nonprofit sector- computer technology. According to an internal study conducted by Gifts In Kind International, entitled "2000 Technology Tracking Study of the Nonprofit Sector," computer technology and training continues to be the nonprofit sector's most critical product need. Through it's TechLearn program, Gifts In Kind International has provided technology product donations to nonprofits in dozens of cities across North America, including New York City; Rochester, NY; Washington D.C.; Alexandria, VA; Seattle, WA; Los Angeles, CA; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Wichita, KS; Sarasota, Fort Walton Beach, FL; Cambridge, MA; Greenville, NC; and Ottawa, ON.

Speaking at the event was Ms. Barbara Florence, Vice President for Corporate and Network Development for Gifts In Kind International, who stated, "In recent years, Gifts In Kind International's generous high-tech donors have provided hundreds of millions worth of technology, to thousands of nonprofits around the world. However, nonprofits are still lagging behind their for-profit counterparts, and their technology needs continue to grow. Our TechLearn program is helping them bridge the technology gap, and this contribution is just one part of that ongoing effort."

Following Ms. Florence's remarks, representatives of several nonprofit organizations received free computer hardware and software from the Gifts In Kind distribution center at the United Way of Greater Greensboro.

About Gifts In Kind International

Gifts In Kind International (www.giftsinkind.org), is the world's leading charity in product philanthropy and the 7th largest charity in the United States. Its network of 350-plus affiliates provides nonprofits access to more than $675 million annually in product and service donations. Gifts In Kind International operates at less than 1 percent of the fair market value of products donated, making it one of the most cost-efficient charities in the world.

For more information, or to contact Gifts in Kind International, see their website at: www.giftsinkind.org

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