This holiday season, NPower and its skills-based volunteering program, The Community Corps, are collaborating with Plano-based Beal Bank and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to help improve technology capacities at nonprofits and schools across Dallas County.
On Friday, NPower North Texas and representatives from The Community Corps arrived at Beal Bank’s headquarters to finalize preparations for shipment of approximately $100,000-worth of computers generously donated by the bank. When the equipment arrives at NPower’s Dallas offices this week, the some 200 computers with dual monitor setups and 100 computers with single monitors will be given out for free in the form of tech grants to nonprofits and schools serving low- to moderate-income individuals and neighborhoods. The grant applications will be individually reviewed and rated by volunteers from The Community Corps to ensure the computers reach those in the community who need them most.
“Families in today’s world need access to modern technology to maximize their potential. By donating these computers, we hope to help prepare adults for better job opportunities and to help children as they take those all-important first steps toward accomplishing great things. With the help of the good people at NPower, we are investing in those who will lead our country into the future,” said Jacob Cherner, president of Beal Service Corporation, Beal Bank’s administrative affiliate.
This is Beal Bank’s third donation of PCs over the last five years, and the donation continues its long tradition of supporting academic excellence, especially in science and mathematics. These computers, which are less than 4 years old and have Windows 7 installed, will be a great asset to the tech grant awardees.
"We are incredibly proud to collaborate with NPower and Beal Bank in getting much-needed technology to North Texas students to help them succeed academically," said Dana Brown, Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. "We at United Way believe education is key to building strong families and thriving communities."
Kris Falvo, NPower's North Texas regional director, agreed.
“One of NPower’s offerings is helping nonprofits and schools access the technology they need to do what they do even better,” Falvo said. “The Community Corps was created to help these organizations increase their impact on communities they serve, and the collaboration with Beal Bank, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and all our volunteers will surely improve lives through technology.”