BRANCHBURG – One nonprofit is helping a school get online this holiday season. On Dec. 20, the Electronic Access Foundation (EAF) donated 32 computers to The Jointure’s Creative Campus Old York School in Branchburg. Jointure, a nonprofit, has been providing community education in Somerset County for more than 100 years, according to the news release.
“EAF has made our vision into a reality,” said Lisa Giranda, assistant executive director of The Jointure. She said the computers will further strengthen “activities through a curriculum that supports academic learning with a variety of strategies and techniques,” adding that it is imperative for children and seniors to have access to computers in the digital age. The donation will benefit the preschool as well as allow The Jointure to offer computer classes to the community.
Ryan McFadden, co-founder and executive director of EAF, said a lot of what happens has come from the help of volunteers, like Greg Campbell, who handles logistics and operations for EAF, and Alicia Podlaski, board member and resident of Branchburg, who organized the donation.Some of EAF’s recipients include the Puerto Rican Action Board in New Brunswick, Simuel Whitfield Simmons Organization, Middle Earth, United Way of Northern New Jersey and a Hurricane Sandy resource center that they donated to during the storm.
EAF also pushed an initiative where the nonprofit donated 100 computers in 100 days.In 2015, the Boys and Girls Club of Union County received 10 computers from EAF. Russell Triolo, the CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Union County, said that the donation “means everything” to the club and its kids. To make a donation or to learn more about the work of EAF, visit www.e-acess.org.
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