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January 19, 2006

For immediate release
Contact: Tim Summers 937-454-1984
e-mail: tsummers@diversifiedcomputer.net

Diversified Computer Solutions partners with Vineyard CDC to help local kids bridge the digital divide

Dayton, Ohio – Eight deserving low-income youth from Harrison Township will get the computers they need to compete with their more affluent peers from the suburbs, thanks to Computers for Students, an innovative partnership between Vineyard Community Development Corporation and Diversified Computer Solutions, Inc. – a Vandalia technology consulting firm. The computers will be distributed on Friday, January 20, 2006 at 5:00pm at Vineyard Church of the Harvest, 3110 Stop Eight Road in Harrison Township.

“Our business clients upgrade their computers to keep up with technology advances, and our Computers for Students partnership gives us the opportunity to ‘recycle’ these perfectly good computers in the best possible way – by putting them into the hands of kids who wouldn’t have them otherwise.”

- Tim Summers, Diversified Computer Solutions, Inc. President

The Computers for Students program is a great example of what can happen when businesses work with nonprofit organizations to make a difference in our community. DIVERSIFIED clients donate the computers as they are replaced; the DIVERSIFIED staff then cleans and examines the computers, removing their clients’ programming, updates the operating systems, and installs anti-virus and firewall protection to ensure that these computers are fully-functional machines – ready for all homework requirements and safe Internet access.

Vineyard CDC identifies disadvantaged youth in the community who have the motivation to succeed, but cannot afford the computers. The Computers for Students program is a win-win-win situation:

  • The kids have a better chance to compete against other students in more affluent school districts
  • Parents have the satisfaction that their children now have the tools they need to succeed in school
  • Businesses have the opportunity to serve the community by recycling their computers
“When Diversified Computer Solutions, Inc. came to us with this idea, we said yes immediately – we already have a waiting list of kids who need computers at home. We feel blessed by this partnership, and hope that DIVERSIFIED and their clients can continue to be as generous to our kids in the future, and look forward to a long partnership through the Computers for Students program.”

- Pastor Robert J. Brown, Vineyard CDC Executive Director

For more information about the Computers for Students program, contact Dr. Robert J. Brown at 898-6105, or Mark Barlow, Dayton Business Communications, at 228-5542.


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