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  • #9533

    Donation Of Dell Printers To
    Benefit Schools, Nonprofits

    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
    dscollins@cnpchatt.org 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

    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.