Mac to School donates MacBooks to myON’s Community Reading initiative in Hillsborough County Public Schools
Tampa, FL – May 08, 2014
Mac to School, leading provider of refurbished Apple devices to the K12 marketplace, has donated refurbished MacBooks to the Community Reading Initiative in Hillsborough County Public Schools. The donation comes at a perfect time: to support and encourage kids to read over the summer.
Mac to School donated MacBooks to the Taking Ownership of Reading Community-wide in Hillsborough County (T.O.R.C.H.) initiative, which aims to provide students with equal access to digital reading resources over the summer at no cost.
“Literacy is so important. We could not be more thrilled with how the community has come together to support our learners. The devices donated by Mac to School will be put in the hands of students who need them most,” said MaryLou Whaley, the director of parent and community involvement for Hillsborough County Public Schools. “We are grateful to the team at Mac to School for their generous donation.”
Robert Baker, co-founder and CEO of Mac to School, announced the donation via Skype at the T.O.R.C.H. kickoff event on Wednesday, April 30. Additional community literacy partners include:
- myON reader
- United Way Suncoast
- Tampa Housing Authority
- Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative
- Hillsborough County Head Start
- Hillsborough County Government
- Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County
- Early Learning Cooperative of Hillsborough County
- Children’s Board of Hillsborough County.
The goal of the initiative is to engage all community stakeholders in promoting and supporting literacy for the students of Hillsborough County.
“We could not be more thrilled that these MacBooks will be used for such a great cause. We would like to thank all the HCPS Community Reading Partners for the opportunity to contribute,” said Robert Baker, Co-founder and CEO at Mac to School. “Many school districts may not have the funds to purchase the devices they need. We started the Give Mac program to help school districts get more high-quality devices to facilitate learning. We hope to be able to ease that burden for districts through Give Mac.”