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St. Aloysius Regional School gets technology makeover

SPRINGVILLE — The Education Technology Foundation of Western New York, the nonprofit group with a stated goal of providing organizations in underserved communities with access to computer technology, installed more than 200 donated computers at 11 sites throughout Western New York on Aug. 20, to commemorate the organization’s 10th annual Ed Tech Day. St. Aloysius Regional School of Springville was one of those sites.

The equipment, valued at approximately $100,000, includes more than 200 computers, more than 70 flat screen monitors, 30 laptops, wiring, wireless access points and more. The Catholic Health System was this year’s top provider of equipment, donating more than 100 computers. Additional equipment was donated by Ecology & Environment, or purchased directly by Ed Tech, using raised funds.

“The work we’ve done here today will ensure literally thousands of local children have access to computer technology, allowing them to develop the technical skills that will be increasingly important, going forward,” said Renee Cerullo, president of Ed Tech. “I want to thank our growing network of volunteers for helping to make this the most successful Ed Tech Day in the organization’s history.”

Each year, on Ed Tech Day, teams of volunteers go into each site and install equipment that has been donated by local businesses or individuals or new equipment that has been purchased through the fundraising efforts of the foundation. The volunteers work together to give each location a “technology makeover.” They set up new computers, labs, printers, scanners, networking equipment, servers, install wiring and other hardware, to give the children access to modern technology.

“Since 2003, Ed Tech has enriched the lives of children at more than 100 schools, organizations and community centers, throughout Western New York, by improving access to modern computer technology,” Cerullo continued.

“While we are extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished so far, we know that much work still lies ahead. On behalf of everyone at Ed Tech, we look forward to continuing to service underprivileged organizations throughout Western New York.”

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