ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford Rescue has received a gift of 77 computers from Alpine Bank. The donation, which is valued at $16,000, also includes keyboards, mice and printers.
“We’re extremely grateful Alpine Bank remembered the Mission as they upgraded their equipment and thought about where to donate their used computers,” said Mission Executive Director Sherry Pitney. “This is a generous contribution and we’ve carefully considered how to make the best use of it.”
The donated equipment, which is about five years old, will replace some staff computers which need to be upgraded and all computers in the Mission’s Education Center which is used daily used by residents in the long term residential Life Recovery Program. Needless to say, Alpine’s generosity is helping our residents achieve their education and career goals.
Lydia Booker, an employee in Alpine Bank’s information technology department, was responsible for the gift and said the bank enjoys donating to the Mission because they truly appreciate it. Alpine Bank made a similar gift of 14 computers several years ago.
“The Mission is always thankful for donations of what we call ‘gifts in kind’ like the Alpine Bank computers as they offset our budget allowing more donated income to be used directly for our life-changing programs and services,” Pitney said.
For more information on Rockford Rescue Mission’s programs and services or to make a donation online, visit www.rockfordrescuemission.org.