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ConnectKentucky, AT&T Foundation Donate Computers to Area Organizations

Four nonprofits serve vulnerable populations

FRANKLIN, Ky. (December 15, 2011) - Four Frankfort Kentucky area organizations serving children or disadvantaged individuals or families got an early holiday treat recently with the donation of five refurbished computers from ConnectKentucky through a grant from the AT&T Foundation.

The Franklin County organizations receiving the computers are PUSH Early Childhood Development Center, Franklin County Women’s Shelter, Franklin–Anderson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and Simon House.

“AT&T is honored to partner with ConnectKentucky to ensure that all Kentucky children and their families have the opportunity to develop the critical skills they need to be successful,” said AT&T Kentucky President Mary Pat Regan. “These students will one day be the leaders of our Commonwealth so investing in their future is the right thing to do.”

Each of the nonprofits received one computer except Simon House, which received two.

“The current residents in the Simon House are either pursuing college, or are in college or have some college education. The more computer skills they can obtain, the better their chances for employment opportunities,” said Simon House Executive Director Pamela McCalla. “Currently, six families share one computer and the residents have access during working hours to another computer. When the donated computer no longer worked, we were grateful for the call from ConnectKentucky offering us two refurbished computers. The children in the house don’t feel out of sync with their peers by having access to a computer in the house. It helps maintain a stable environment for the families going through temporary transition.”

“Connecting people is what we are all about,” said ConnectKentucky Executive Director Rene' True. “Thanks to the generosity of the AT&T Foundation, we were able to help some organizations that serve countless families and individuals here in the Commonwealth.”

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