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Southern States Supports Tech For Troops Project

Southern States Cooperative

Southern States is a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative since 1923. It is headquartered in Richmond, and sells to consumers as well as commercial operations. Southern States has over 130 stores in 9 states, and believes in supporting their local communities.

The Donation

One of the company’s values is “Always be neighborly”, and when Southern States employee Monica Casper suggested supporting Tech For Troops Project, the company readily agreed. Southern States employee association held a “wear jeans to work day” and each employee who did so donated $10 to us. They raised $420 while enjoying a relaxed day at work, and enjoyed the great feeling of presenting the check to Tech For Troops Project even more.

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Suntrust volunteers at Tech For Troops Project

Good times!

SunTrust’s volunteers spent the afternoon with Tech For Troops Project where they learned from our veterans how to work on desktop computers that were the main focus for the day. The warehouse was a whirlwind of activity, with part of the group painting the warehouse wall while the others wielded screwdrivers and pliers. The group’s comments: “How soon can we return?” , “This was a blast!”, “I had a great time,” and “I want to come back!”  We had a great time working with SunTrust employees and can’t wait for them to join us again!

 

About SunTrust

SunTrust Bank is one of the largest financial services company in the southeast U.S. and a prominent name in Richmond, Virginia, and community service is a priority.

“We believe a strong community is the foundation for the lives of all who live and work in it—and SunTrust has a vital role to play in strengthening that foundation.

That’s why a core element of the SunTrust purpose involves actively supporting the developmental goals and civic initiatives of the communities we serve.”

Thank you, SunTrust, for choosing to visit and help Tech For Troops Project!

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Trinity Episcopal School donates used computers to Tech For Troops Project

The Donation

Tech For Troops Project’s Co-Founder, Chris Phillips, graduated from Trinity Episcopal School in 2010. When the school magazine, The Titan Trail, published a write-up on what Chris and his mother had accomplished with Tech For Troops Project, the school decided to donate their used computers after the year ended. The collection of hardware will be used for the range of our programs.

Trinity also brought the first community service groups to Tech For Troops Project in early 2014. The Trinity football team helped collect used computers from donors at four computer drives during the spring. We hope to expand our relationship with Trinity’s well established and dedicated community service program in the future. Thank you, Trinity!

Although Trinity has an excellent art program, they can’t take credit for the mural behind the computers. The Girl Scouts of Fort Lee, daughters of active duty soldiers, visited Tech For Troops Project in January 2016 and made their thoughts on the military clear (and our wall colorful). Thank you to the Fort Lee Spouses Club and Girl Scouts!

About Trinity Episcopal School

Trinity is an independent co-educational school for grades 8 through 12 in Richmond, Virginia, offering a liberal arts, college preparatory education, including the world-recognized International Baccalaureate Program. In addition to being the only private school in Richmond offering the IB diploma program, Trinity is noted for its friendly and inclusive social atmosphere and sportsmanship while fielding state championship teams.

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Edward Jones Financial Advisors donate PCs to Tech For Troops Project

When Edward Jones Branch Operations Assistants held a regional meeting in Richmond they encouraged employees to bring used computers to donate to Tech For Troops Project. The response was overwhelming. Both Branch Operations Assistants and Financial Advisors contributed. Some of the equipment donated is pictured below with three veterans: Tech For Troops Project staff James Grahek, U.S. Army, Tech For Troops Project volunteer extraordinaire Dana Bondy, U.S. Army, and Don Pierpont, U.S. Marine Corps and member of the Tech For Troops Project staff. 

We love employee computer drives. Please contact us to arrange a date for your employer to host a donation day. Everyone gets a tax receipt and the benefit of knowing that you are helping our veterans.

edward jones donation april 2016