ATLANTA - Since 2017, the Rollins, Inc. IT group has partnered with PowerMyLearning, a non-profit organization that provides used, donated computers and learning software to disadvantaged middle school children. The group began working with the Atlanta chapter of PowerMyLearning as a way to donate the company’s end of life equipment. PowerMyLearning refurbishes the equipment that students can use, and they recycle the rest.
In 2019, Rollins IT won the Volunteer of the Year Award for their service to the group. The Company donates around 1,000 desktop computers and 500 laptops each year to the organization, in addition to any personal devices that employees want to donate. The Rollins IT employees volunteer with the group to refurbish and restore the devices several times each year. In addition, they help support computer-use education for children’s parents during Saturday and evening training sessions.
“Our Rollins group is so fortunate to be part of PowerMyLearning, and we are incredibly proud to serve alongside them,” said Kelly Solomon, Director of IT Services at Rollins. “The real reward is watching a student receive their very own laptop. Their excitement is contagious and their enthusiasm to learn with technology is palpable.”
The group of about 45 employees has already scheduled three sessions through May 2020, and looks forward to continuing to grow the partnership in the coming years.