HandyCapable Network to Distribute 110 Computers at McNair Elementary School

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Local non-profit HandyCapable Network will give 110 computers to students and their families at McNair Elementary School this spring, thanks to a grant from the Cemala Foundation. Distribution dates are March 18, April 1and 2 more times yet to be announced. McNair Elementary School is named after the NASA astronaut Ronald E. McNair. Opened in 2013, this Title 1 school serves 590 diverse students, with 85% qualifying for free or reduced cost lunches and 23% receiving ESL instruction. McNair Elementary’s motto, “The Sky Is the Limit!”, suggests the school’s focus on math, technology, and space, while offering a balanced curriculum.

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HCN will provide refurbished computers, complete with monitor, keyboard, mouse, software, and training, to the families (100) and teachers (10) who do not have a computer in their home. All systems are updated and have Office applications, educational software and games installed to provide the students with the tools they need for homework and electronic learning.

This computer distribution is funded by a generous grant from the Cemala Foundation. HandyCapable, McNair Elementary, and Cemala share a deep commitment to providing students and their families with essential tools for success in the 21st century.

About HandyCapable Network (HCN)
HCN enriches the lives of people with special needs by teaching them technology skills in an inclusive environment. HandyCapable Network also provides greater access to technology to economically challenged people and nonprofits, and has distributed thousands of refurbished computers to local families over the years.

Individuals and organizations interested in helping HCN make a difference in the community can make financial contributions and can also donate used computers. Visitors are invited to tour HCN’s facilities and meet our Handy Techs.

For more information, visit www.handycapable.org or call (336) 825-8802.