Elizabethtown College is donating 30 used computers to the Ukraine Protection and Development Fund (UPDF), a nonprofit organization that helps Ukrainians displaced by the Russian attack on eastern Ukraine. The computers will be shipped to Ukraine through Andrew Kinsel’s Adopt-a-School program. Kinsel is an American who has lived and done business in Ukraine for many years. The program is one of several efforts by UPDF to provide assistance to Ukrainians, including generators to homes and villages without electricity and computers to front-line soldiers. David Sloan, a former executive in Europe for Rodale Publishing, will transport the supplies to New Jersey before they are shipped to Europe.
Elizabethtown College Donates Used Tech Equipment to Ukraine
Elizabethtown College, located in Pennsylvania, has recently donated around 30 used computers to the Ukraine Protection and Development Fund (UPDF). The nonprofit organization, headed by American Andrew Kinsel, aims to help Ukrainians who have been displaced by the Russian attack on eastern Ukraine. The computers will be used as part of Kinsel’s Adopt-a-School program, which provides assistance to schools affected by the conflict.
Brian Helm, Senior Director of IT at Elizabethtown College, oversaw the collection and cleaning of the computers before they were shipped to Ukraine. Helm explained that the donation was a way for the college to give back to the community and support those in need. “It’s a great opportunity for us to take technology that we’re not using and put it in the hands of people who can really benefit from it,” he said.
The computers were loaded onto a truck and transported to New Jersey by David Sloane and Don Schroder, both retirees who previously worked at Rodale Publishing Company. Sloane, a former executive in Europe for Rodale Publishing, was instrumental in spreading the word about Kinsel’s school-assistance program. The truck full of supplies will then be shipped to Europe.
Kinsel has lived and done business in Ukraine for many years and has been actively involved in providing aid to those affected by the conflict. In addition to the Adopt-a-School program, UPDF also provides generators to homes and villages without electricity and computers to front-line soldiers.
The donation from Elizabethtown College is just one example of the many initiatives aimed at supporting Ukrainians affected by the conflict. The country has been in a state of turmoil since 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea and pro-Russian separatists seized control of parts of eastern Ukraine. The conflict has resulted in thousands of deaths and displaced millions of people.
As highlighted by LancasterOnline, the news outlet that covered the story, the donation from Elizabethtown College is a “small but meaningful gesture” that will have a significant impact on the schools that receive the computers. The article also includes a collection of photos that show the computers being loaded onto the truck and transported to New Jersey.
To finalize everything, the donation from Elizabethtown College is a heartwarming example of how individuals and organizations can come together to support those in need. The computers will undoubtedly make a difference in the lives of the students and teachers who receive them, and the initiative serves as a reminder of the importance of giving back to the community.