Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®), along with long-standing partner, T2 Tech Group, an industry-leading IT consulting, advisory and project management services provider in Los Angeles, have come together to donate over 70 computers to two Southern California-based nonprofit organizations. The two companies donated 30 laptops to School on Wheels, a nonprofit organization that provides free tutoring and mentoring to children whose homelessness prevents them from receiving academic stability, and over 40 desktop computers to Children’s Bureau, a nonprofit leader in protecting vulnerable children through prevention, treatment and advocacy.
Mesa Water District, which provides high-quality water to businesses and 110,000 Orange County residents and unincorporated areas, provided the gently used, professional quality devices, while the T2 Tech team donated its time and expertise to safely wipe and prepare the computers to be donated in like-new condition. The T2 Tech team also handled prepping, boxing and shipping all of the donated laptops and computers to the two nonprofit organizations. “As children continue to adjust to distance learning, we understand the importance of technology to stay connected during these times,” said Kevin Torf, managing partner of T2 Tech Group. “The lack of access to computers is an ongoing challenge faced by many nonprofit organizations and the at-risk youth they serve. We specifically sought out these organizations given their respective missions of supporting children during these difficult times and beyond.”
The laptops donated to School on Wheels will be directly distributed to the students it serves across six counties throughout Southern California. The organization uses laptops and other technology resources to better address students’ academic needs and help teach technology skills through its network of online tutors. Meanwhile, the majority of desktops donated to Children’s Bureau will be used by its Los Angeles-based staff to ensure the organization can continue to effectively and efficiently serve at-risk children and their families throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
Reinhardt Masicat, Children’s Bureau’s director of information technology, shared: “The professional quality of the donated computers will be the most capable devices available to our staff, and our IT team is excited to be able to distribute them. We are confident that this generous gift will help us better protect vulnerable children by providing staff with the tools needed to help local families and communities thrive. We deeply appreciate Mesa Water and T2 Tech Group’s partnership in preventing child abuse and neglect.”
“When California schools closed their campuses, it took away the only place students experiencing homelessness had a routine and felt safe. We estimate that over 70 percent of students that School on Wheels serve lack stable internet access and/or hardware, but thanks to the generous support of Mesa Water and T2 Tech Group, we can begin to change that statistic.” said Sinead Chilton, chief development and marketing officer of School on Wheels. “Our organization has accomplished the enormous task of moving from in-person to online, and we are incredibly grateful for the support as we continue helping children devastated by homelessness get through these educationally challenging times. “
About Mesa Water District
Founded on January 1, 1960, and governed by a publicly-elected, five-member Board of Directors, Mesa Water is an independent special district that provides water service to 110,000 residents in an 18-square-mile service area that includes most of Costa Mesa, a portion of Newport Beach, and John Wayne Airport. Mesa Water provides 100 percent local reliable groundwater to its customers due to the Mesa Water Reliability Facility. Visit MesaWater.org, follow @MesaWater on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, email, or call 949.631.1200 to learn more.
About T2 Tech Group
T2 Tech Group is a leader in the practical application of technology for healthcare and a range of other industries. Since 2006, T2 Tech has consistently delivered quality consulting and management advisory services to executives and IT leaders. The T2 Tech team balances business and IT needs, uses a proven methodology, oversees projects from assessment to post-implementation and practices transparency in everything they do. For additional information, visit: t2techgroup.com, or visit T2 Tech Group on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.