Support Computer Reach | Give Big Pittsburgh 2019

Date: December 3, 2019 Time: 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Location: www.givebigpittsburgh.com On December 3, 2019, community members and stakeholders are invited to support the work of local nonprofit organizations during Give Big Pittsburgh 2019. As a participating nonprofit, Computer Reach encourages community members to participate in giving, whether that's through volunteering, donating, or spreading the word about the great work happening in Pittsburgh communities. Will you reinforce our mission to bridge the digital divide? Give Big Pittsburgh Tied with Giving Tuesday, Give Big Pittsburgh is an annual day-of-giving where...

Inclusive Secondary School in Tanzania Receives 12 Computers

After receiving a request from Father Faustine Tarimo, Computer Reach was able to provide 12 Dell PCs to education and administration staff at the Catholic Diocese of Moshi St. Pamachius Inclusive Secondary School. About the Catholic Diocese of Moshi Located in north-eastern Tanzania, East Africa, the Catholic Diocese of Moshi is committed to building a united, responsible family of God through teaching and provisioning socio-economic services with integrity, commitment, and accountability. With this, the Diocese places an emphasis on education to “increase the capacity in existing secondary schools to accommodate more students, improve standards and capacity of existing...

Uber Donates 286 Computers to Computer Reach

On May 16, 2019, Computer Reach received the first shipment of computers donated by Uber Advanced Technologies Group (Uber). In a letter from Uber Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi states that Uber was born out of a "watershed moment" in technology, working with the commitment to "provide everyone on its global platform with access to move ahead." Well-known for its transportation services, Uber has expanded over the past few years, now providing ride-share and carpooling; food delivery and freight; and other services while testing innovative products such as their automated vehicles.

Bethlehem Center School District Receives Donation of 40 Computers

Coordinated by our Lead Tech David Mitchell, Computer Reach successfully donated and shipped three pallets of technology to the Bethlehem Center School District in July. Made possible through a generous donation received from Uber Advanced Technologies Group (Uber), the school district received 40 CPUs, monitors, keyboards, and mice at no cost. The Bethlehem Center School District is located in Fredericktown, Pennsylvania, serving an average of 1,194 students in pre-k and grades K-12. Through this donation, Computer Reach and Uber hope to increase student and teacher access to digital technologies. Thank you,...

12 iMacs Donated to Butler Area School District

Loading our vehicles for the drive on May 5th, Computer Reach visited the Butler Area School District to deliver 12 iMac All-in-One Desktop Monitors. This donation was in an effort to support students' digital success in the classroom, made possible through a charitable donation made by the Estate of Margery L. Himes. Thank you to the Estate of Margery L. Himes for making this donation possible and for enriching the lives of students. Computer Reach will work to assist schools with their new technology, providing one year of free phone support provided by our Executive Director, Dave...

Sister Zeph Receives 3 Laptops in Support of Uplifting Women in Pakistan

Inaccessible technology remains a prevalent challenge for individuals and communities around the globe. Although access connects users to many benefits, such as paying bills online, streaming videos, or shopping worldwide, Sister Zeph, Founder and Chairperson of the Zephaniah Women's Education & Empowerment (ZWEE) Foundation, says that access to technology represents something bigger: a voice. In 1997, Sister Zeph was a 13-year-old girl living in a slum area of rural Pakistan facing challenges at home and in society, including physical violence and discrimination at school. Because of this, at 13, she decided to leave school...

Virginia STAR/FEMA Donates 752 Units to Computer Reach

On March 26, 2019, Computer Reach Executive Director Dave Sevick and Operations Manager Kyle Spangler traveled to Virginia to receive computer donations from our AFTRR partner organization, Virginia STAR. Virginia STAR received a bulk donation of computers from FEMA and, due to the large number of individual pieces, was not able to process all of the donations themselves. To make the best use of excess donations, Virginia STAR reached out to Computer Reach. Through this connection, Computer Reach received 626 PC laptops and 126 PC desktop towers, totaling 752 central processing units received...