From moving to Waterville in order to merge with e-Waste Alternatives to rebranding PC’s for Maine as give IT. get IT., we’ve recently taken several steps forward to improve our organization and provide better service to the businesses who “give IT” to us and the individuals who “get IT” from us. In an effort to maintain this positive momentum, we’re thrilled to announce that give IT. get IT. has been accepted into Benevity’s community of non-profit organizations.
Since 2008, Benevity has been connecting non-profit organizations with the corporate support they need to fulfill their missions. Companies like Google ADP, Levi’s, Pfizer trust Benevity to recommend worthy non-profit organizations to help them achieve their philanthropic goals. Being a part of the Benevity community will provide give IT. get IT. with national access to organizations who appreciate our mission and can help us provide digital inclusion to disadvantaged individuals and families throughout New England. As registered non-profit organization with Benevity, give IT. get IT. has a virtual audience with over 650 companies all over the country who can elect to support our programs, contract with our electronic recycling services or provide financial donations.
“Being part of the Benevity community is like being accepted into a national ‘Who’s Who’ of non-profit organizations,” give IT. get IT. Operations Director Chris Martin explains. “Benevity has a stringent vetting process so their corporate members can feel confident about the missions that appear in the platform that they can choose from. We’re excited to have met their requirements and the potential to connect with a community of businesses that share our passion for digital inclusion.”
As a small non-profit organization, give IT. get IT. relies on support from all kinds of businesses. We’re grateful to companies like Systems Engineering, Bangor Savings Bank and Machias Savings Bank who provide us with expertise, advice and financial donations in addition to using our computer recycling services. With Benevity, give IT. get IT. now has the potential to connect with similar businesses outside of our recycling service area who are still interested in helping underserved individuals to acquire the IT tools and skills they need to succeed.
To learn more about Benevity and how they serve non-profit organizations like give IT. get IT., please visit their website. Over the next several months, we’ll be sharing our experiences with Benevity and updates on who we connect with and how our organization benefits. It’s all part of our commitment to provide Mainers in need with IT tools, training and technical support to break out of their current situations and create better lives for themselves and their families.
Thank you for being a friend of give IT. get IT. We’re proud of the work we do and we’re excited to be on a path for some of the most significant growth in our 18-year history. If you know of any company that can use our electronic recycling services or an individual in need of our low or no-cost digital inclusion services, please send them our way!