CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Ting Internet, a division of Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC), is proud to partner with Computer4Kids (C4K) to sponsor the eighth annual Charlottesville Back to School Bash.
Ting is partnering with Computers4Kids (C4K), a local youth mentoring non-profit, to host a tech drive in advance of the Back to School Bash. The tech drive will be accepting donations through August 16 for tech accessories to help encourage learning in and outside of the classroom.
The Charlottesville Back to School Bash provides free school supplies and backpacks for local students from grades K-12. This year's Back to School Bash will be held on August 17 at the Sprint Pavilion.
The use of technology is integral in both Ting and C4K's everyday work. As technology advances and classrooms in Charlottesville are becoming more modern and technologically equipped, students require new tools. Ting and C4K are asking the community to help in their efforts by donating new over-ear headphones for youth in grades K-4 and new in-ear soft earphones and wireless computer mice for youth in grades 5-12.
Sponsorship and community involvement are at the core of Ting Internet's work. Ting supports C4K's efforts in fostering STEAM skills in Charlottesville's youth. For each item donated, Ting will donate $1 to Computers4Kids so they can continue fostering these valuable skills.
"We're thrilled to partner with Ting to make this year's Back to School Bash even more tech-tastic! Both C4K and Ting connect people through technology. Your donation is a direct investment in a young person. Each gift will help provide C4K members with meaningful STEAM mentoring. Thank you!" says Kala Somerville, Executive Director of C4K.
All community donations can be dropped off at C4K's Mentoring Studios located at 945 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902 between 9am-6pm Monday-Friday. All donations will be distributed at the Back to School Bash.
About Ting Internet
Ting Internet provides crazy fast fiber Internet to Charlottesville homes and businesses. We are building a future-proof fiber optic network that will enhance our local economy and infrastructure. Ting believes the Internet is the most powerful force for positive change the world has ever seen. We give back to our local community in meaningful ways by partnering with local nonprofits, schools, and organizations. To learn more, visit http://ting.com/cville.
Computers4Kids is a nonprofit organization based in Charlottesville. C4K combines mentoring and technology to prepare youth for brighter futures. C4K equips Charlottesville youth with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) skills that prepare them to be competitive for college and career opportunities. To learn more, please visit https://computers4kids.net.
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