FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monument, CO (October 21, 2016) - Tri-Lakes Cares is receiving 20 computers from PCs for People and Blue Star Recyclers. This donation of PCs was made possible through a grant received from the Monument Hill Kiwanis Foundation. The computers will be distributed to the clients of Tri-Lakes Cares on Friday, October 28, 2016 starting at 10:30 AM at the Tri-Lakes Cares building located at 235 Jefferson Street in Monument, Colorado.
"We are honored to be the recipient of these 20 computers. Out clients will now be able to have a computer in home so that their children can do their homework or where they can work on upgrading their skills," said Kimberly Wisenhunt, Operations Manager at Tri-Lakes Cares.
PCs for People, a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, restored the computers to be distributed. PCs for People is a Minnesota-based nonprofit with a mission of bridging the digital divide and providing affordable access to low-income families with children. For more information, visit www.pcsforpeople.com.
Blue Star Recyclers, who also provided the used computers, is a Colorado Springs based nonprofit social enterprise with a mission of recycling electronics to create local jobs for people with disabilities.
The Momument Hill Kiwanis Foundation has been supporting youth and the community, with a particular focus on the Tri-Lakes area of northern El Paso County, Colorado since 1974.
About Tri-Lakes Cares
Tri-Lakes Cares ("TLC") is a community based, volunteer supported resource center whose mission is to improve people's lives through emergency, self-sufficiency, and relief programs. Launched in 1984, TLC has been serving the Tri-Lakes area of El Paso county for 32 years, providing for the basic needs of low-income people. Tri-Lakes Cares offers a food pantry, volunteer medical clinic, case management, housing and utility assistance, seasonal programs, and more to help people navigate and overcome poverty.