On June 2, Gifts In Kind Chattanooga, a program of United Way’s Center for Nonprofits, will be distributing nearly 400 donated Dell printers to about 65 pre-qualified Gifts In Kind nonprofit members with 501(c)3 status and Title 1 schools in Tennessee and North Georgia.
Made possible through a new donation program offered in the U.S. and Canada through Gifts In Kind International—the world leader in product philanthropy—and Dell Inc., eligible nonprofits will receive refurbished Dell All-In-One printers at no cost, a $79-$159 value per printer. The donation will provide assistance to educational programs for children from Kindergarten to the 12th grade, adult literacy efforts, job training, programs for the physically disabled and financially disadvantaged as well as other vital community services.
The Dell printer donation includes three different models that provide printing, copying and scanning capabilities. Two of the three models feature fax capabilities. Each printer donation will include cabling, a color ink cartridge and a black ink cartridge.
“This program will place technology with organizations that may not otherwise be able to afford it, in turn bringing the benefits of technology to more people. Dell is excited to be able to provide our printers to Gifts in Kind and its nonprofit members,” said Gregory Davis, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Imaging and Printing Group for Dell Inc.
“This donation is going to help our agency in a big way, because it is money that we don’t have to spend,” said Stewart Payne, executive director of Alexian Brothers Senior Neighbors. “Senior Neighbors is currently renovating our home office and senior center to improve our services to older adults. Now our already tight budget won’t have to stretch even further to afford printers for our everyday operations; instead we can focus on enhancing the center.”
“This contributions program is a wonderful example of an environmentally responsible company recognizing a thoughtful way to assist the charitable sector,” said Susan Corrigan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gifts In Kind International. “Tens of thousands of non-profits nationwide will benefit from Dell’s generous donation and be able to provide vital services to those who are most in need.”
Title 1 schools and nonprofits with a 501(c)3 status that are interested in applying for available printers can contact Gifts In Kind Director Diane Collins at email@example.com or (423) 752-0353 at United Way’s Center for Nonprofits. Limited quantities are still available.
United Way’s Center for Nonprofits is a program of the United Way of Greater Chattanooga. The center serves as an umbrella organization for Gifts in Kind Chattanooga, the Volunteer Center, and United Way 2-1-1. Nationally recognized retailers donate top quality products such as office supplies, books, toys, clothing and personal care items to Gifts in Kind. Member nonprofits “shop” the Gifts In Kind Warehouse monthly for items that help them serve their clients more cost-efficiently and impact the lives of more people. This membership program is open to all 501(c)3 organizations, even school PTAs. To find out more about joining, call (423)752-0300.
Gifts In Kind International is the world leader in product philanthropy and the 3rd largest product and service philanthropic provider in the United States. Its network of 450-plus Gifts In Kind® programs provides nonprofits access to million of dollars annually in product and service donations from companies worldwide—nearly $800 million in 2003. Gifts In Kind International operates at less than one percent of the fair market value of product donations, making it one of the most cost-effective organizations in the world. Its headquarters office is located at 333 N. Fairfax Street in Alexandria, Virginia 22314.