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Emburse Pledges IT Donations to Support Technology Initiatives for Low-Income Families

LOS ANGELES & PORTLAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Emburse, a global leader in expense management software and accounts payable automation, has launched an initiative with human-I-T to improve digital literacy in underserved communities throughout the Los Angeles region.

Emburse will donate hundreds of laptops as well as several large-screen TVs to human-I-T, which repurposes corporate IT hardware to help provide computers, internet connectivity and training to low-income groups. The laptops, which are securely wiped by Emburse prior to donation, are then resold by human-I-T to fund its initiatives. Sales proceeds are used to provide consumer-grade Chromebooks to schools and individuals, as well as subsidizing low-cost internet connections and providing digital training. human-I-T also takes broken IT equipment to teach computer repair skills.

“Emburse’s mission of humanizing work reaches beyond the organization itself, and into the communities where we all live. One of the biggest barriers to a more equal society is the

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Emburse Pledges IT Donations to Support Technology Initiatives for Low-Income Families – Press Release

LOS ANGELES & PORTLAND–(Business Wire)–Emburse, a global leader in expense management software and accounts payable automation, has launched an initiative with human-I-T to improve digital literacy in underserved communities throughout the Los Angeles region.

Emburse will donate hundreds of laptops as well as several large-screen TVs to human-I-T, which repurposes corporate IT hardware to help provide computers, internet connectivity and training to low-income groups. The laptops, which are securely wiped by Emburse prior to donation, are then resold by human-I-T to fund its initiatives. Sales proceeds are used to provide consumer-grade Chromebooks to schools and individuals, as well as subsidizing low-cost internet connections and providing digital training. human-I-T also takes broken IT equipment to teach computer repair skills.

“Emburse’s mission of humanizing work reaches beyond the organization itself, and into the communities where we all live. One of the biggest barriers to a more equal society is the lack of

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Apple pledges additional donations to West Coast wildfire relief

Apple is donating additional funds toward wildfire fighting and recovery efforts on the West Coast, CEO Tim Cook said Friday.

In August, the Cupertino tech giant pledged to donate to wildfire relief efforts in California. While those original flames have largely been contained, more fires have started up and down the West Coast during what is one of the worst fire seasons in history.

Cook in a tweet said that Apple would be providing more money to firefighting and recovery, and that the fires are “an urgent reminder that we must act together to protect the plane we all share.”

States such

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Sarasota tech group seeks computer donations for people in need


Sarasota nonprofit that fixes up and donates computers and more is in need of contributions

By Emily Wunderlich
 |  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Mike Hutchinson and other volunteers at the Suncoast Technology Users Group are accustomed to turning old technology into problems solved. 

But now they’re faced with a new problem: not enough technology to circulate back into the community.

The Sarasota-based nonprofit refurbishes and donates roughly 1,200 computers to people in need every year. This year, STUG has donated roughly half as many due to low numbers of requests and donations.

More: Read more stories about digital access for people in Sarasota-Manatee

Hutchinson says that schools, businesses and nonprofits are usually the organization’s biggest hardware contributors. But as more students and families become reliant on their computers to learn and work from home, those contributions have slowed. 

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, roughly 10% of

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