Connect4Life: Donate Your Used Technology to Homeless LGBT Youth

Photo of a girl using a smart phoneAs the new year begins, we are looking to give more homeless LGBT youth an opportunity to be connected using technology. Early results in D.C. have proven a simple but important fact though – Technology in the hands of these LGBT youth is vital and clearly helps them to be successful as they navigate their day-to-day lives. Whether they use a phone to stay in touch with family and friends, call about employment, medical care or even to search for answers to unknown questions – it matters and is a simple piece of life changing technology for each of those young people. Full Article

What can you do to help? I’m glad you asked!
Donate your old technology! Desktops, Laptops, Cell Phones (Flip or Smart), Servers, Hard Drives — If it computes 1s and 0s, we can probably refurbish, reuse or recycle that device! The best part – YOUR DONATION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE! 
Learn more about Connect4Life here.

SHPE and BIG Sponsoring a School Supply Drive


Join your colleagues and help ensure that every child in Alexandria starts the first day of school with a backpack and school supplies. Donate school supplies to the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) sponsored by the  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE-USPTO)  and PTO Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG).   Donations can be given to members of the SHPE-USPTO and/or PTO-BIG Executive Board or placed in boxes located in your building lobby from Tuesday, July 29 through Friday, August 22.

Please note that monetary gifts cannot be accepted.

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Supplies needed: backpacks, spiral notebooks, wide rule filler paper, 3 ring binders, 2 pocket folders, subject dividers, pencil boxes, scissors, glue, rulers, pencils, sharpeners, pouches, erasers, markers, coloring pencils, crayons, hilighters, tissues