Merrillville, IN (PressExposure) June 03, 2009 -- DirectBuy, the home improvement and furnishings club with direct insider prices, recently donated computer equipment to PATINS (Promoting Achievement through Technology and INstruction for all Students) Project. DirectBuy's donation will help provide computer access to Indiana K-12 public students who are disabled and/or disadvantaged.
"We're thankful that DirectBuy provided us with much needed computer equipment," says Walt Daigle, Manager of the Refurbished Computer Program for PATINS Project. "DirectBuy's contribution will eventually help hundreds of students in underprivileged schools."
This type of generosity is fairly standard for DirectBuy Corporate. Last year, the corporate campus donated more than 100 CPU's and monitors to Net Literacy, a youth empowered nonprofit organization headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The donation impacted thousands of individuals in and around the Midwest. Although this year's donation wasn't as sizeable, the effects of the contribution will be felt across the state of Indiana.
"We hope our donation will help impact the lives of students for years to come," said Senior Director of MIS Donna Vaughan. "Every student should have access to computer technology. We are thrilled that our computer equipment will provide this opportunity to disadvantaged and disabled children."
About PATINS Project The PATINS Project, an Indiana Department of Education/federal grant initiative, is the official lead agency in Indiana for the National Christina Foundation (NCF). NCF is a not-for-profit, national donation channel for refurbished computers. Together with NCF, CET, and Aidmatrix, PATINS is ensuring access to computer technology to students who are disabled, at-risk or disadvantaged