(618) 692-9745

The Education Committee partnered with a non-profit coming to the region, PCs for People a 501(c)3, to help get computers in the homes of those who truly need them. PCs for People distributes refurbished corporate computers updated to Windows 10, with very low-cost, unlimited internet access for students, underserved populations, elderly, and veterans. They have been successful with this effort in many cities across the U.S. and have connected over 450,000 people to internet and computing devices. The State of Illinois Office of Broadband has committed to facilitate the donation of 10,000 computers to PCs for People Metro East, but they have set a goal of sourcing a total of 25,000 computers in their first year in order to meet the significant need in our community, and they need our help to meet that goal. PCs for People is NAID AAA certified to wipe clean all data off computers and recertify them for reuse. We need your help developing a pipeline for these used computers in the near future, so they can be refreshed for people who truly need them!

Great work is being done, but even more PCs will need to be donated to bridge the gap. We hope you will review the attached materials from PCs for People and plan to attend or send a representative to one of the briefing sessions to learn how your business can help:

Date: October 19, 2020
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (CDT)
Please RSVP to Liz Happold at Liz@leadershipcouniclswil.com

Date: November 4, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (CDT)
Please RSVP to Liz Happold at Liz@leadershipcouniclswil.com

The Leadership Council has had successful regional programs for the past 36 years that have truly made a significant difference in addressing so many regional challenges, empowering community economic development, and enhancing workforce skills. We hope you join us in this exciting effort.

Thanks in advance for your consideration,

Dr. Ronda Sauget
Ronda Sauget, D.Mgmt., MBA
Executive Director & CEO
Leadership Council SWIL
104 Magnolia Drive, Suite B
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Phone: 618-692-9745
“Uniting the Region for Growth”