Battelle is helping the Columbus community succeed. The company is donating 60 IT devices to Catholic Social Services, providing digital access to those who need it most. The devices will be used in a variety of programs, including education, job readiness, emergency assistance, English-Second Language (ESL) classes, and client electronic healthcare access.
The donation was made possible through the Sage GoodTogether® program, which facilitates the donation of corporate devices to nonprofits and charities nationwide. According to Sage President Jill Vaské, in addition to the community benefit, the program also has a significant environmental benefit through reusing technology.
Twenty desktops, 20 monitors and 20 laptops were delivered to Catholic Social Services in downtown Columbus, where they will help establish a new Electronic Healthcare Record system allowing community-based social workers and counselors to document case management services. They will also support the “Stay the Course®” program that helps low income students at Columbus State Community College address non-academic barriers to help them stay in school.
Some devices will also be used to build a computer lab at the St. Francis Catholic Outreach Center in Portsmouth, serving local residents. Additionally, some devices will go to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Center on the west side of Columbus, upgrading its current computer lab, used for community-based training such as ESL classes, basic computer trainings and children’s educational needs.
“Battelle has a long history of supporting the communities where we live and operate,” said Battelle CIO David White. “We recently underwent an enterprise technology refresh and that allowed us to provide computers that still have some useful life to those who can really use them most.”
Sage Sustainable Electronics supported the donation by providing data security, refurbishing, and distribution services, as well as software support.
“We are grateful to David White, Chief Information Officer for Battelle, and to Sage GoodTogether program for this generous donation. For our clients, having access to reliable technology can be life-changing when it comes to finding a job, learning a language, or accessing resources,” said Rachel Lustig, President and CEO of Catholic Social Services. “Battelle and Sage are truly community partners and know that working together enriches the lives of all.”
Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit www.battelle.org.
About Sage Sustainable Electronics
Sage’s mission is to make the world more sustainable by extending the life of electronics. Sage provides IT lifecycle services to businesses large and small, helping them reduce data security risks and operational costs, and increase asset value. Through strategic asset management programs for technology redeployment, donation, resale, lease return, employee purchase, and recycling, Sage creates organization-wide benefits to businesses nationwide. The Sage GoodTogether® Program supports corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts by redirecting a portion of enterprise surplus technology to benefit a variety of social services and reduce digital exclusion among low income Americans. For more information, call 844-4SAGESE or visit sageSE.com, SageGoodTogether.com, and shop.sageSE.com.