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Louisville Non-Profits to Receive Computer Donation

Friday March 28, 2008

Louisville Metro Council
Media Advisory
For Immediate Release
Media Contact:   Stephen Haag, Jr.        
574-1204 / 645-1752
Tony Hyatt                  
574-4137/ 526-3622


AT&T, Louisville Metro Council, and Hilliard Lyons Sponsor ConnectKentucky’s Donation of New Computers to Non-profits to Support Participants’ Education

What:  Ceremony celebrating the donation of technology through the No Child Left Offline program to Boy’s Haven, All Care Community Center, South West YMCA, The Lighthouse and the Cabbage Patch Settlement Home. 

When:   Friday, March 28, 2008; 10:30 a.m. ET
Where:  Boy’s Haven, 2301 Goldsmith Lane, Louisville, KY
Who:   Joan Coleman, President AT&T Kentucky, Ellen Jones, AT&T; Councilman Ken Fleming, Councilman Doug Hawkins, Councilwoman Judith Green, Louisville Metro Council; Andrew McNeill, ConnectKentucky, Vern Rickert, Boys Haven and Directors from recipient non-profits

Why:  The donation will be made as part of a $150,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation, the corporate philanthropy organization of AT&T Inc., $28,000 from the Louisville Metro Council and $5,000 from Hilliard Lyons.  The partnership is designed to deliver computers to charities that support and deliver services to disadvantaged children and their families after school hours in Jefferson County.  The partnership is committed to building common understanding about the importance and relevance of technology, enhancing excellence in underprivileged populations, enabling individuals to improve their lives through technological exposure all while reinforcing their commitment to education and society.

Contact:  Heather Gate at ConnectKentucky, 502-875-7501 or hgate@connectky.org

About ConnectKentucky: ConnectKentucky develops and implements effective strategies for technology deployment, use and literacy in Kentucky, creating both the forum and the incentive for interaction among a variety of people and entities that would not otherwise unite behind common goals and a shared vision. 

About No Child Left Offline:  No Child Left Offline is an innovative project that brings together public and private partners to help Kentuckians join the Information Age and overcome the obstacles associated with the digital divide.

Sponsor(s):
Judith Green
Ken Fleming
Doug Hawkins