(PRWEB) September 16, 2011
EthoSource, a used office furniture company in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, has donated over $30,000 worth of office furniture to furnish a new Learning and Technology Center for Opportunity House, a social services agency in Reading. Opportunity House serves more than 300 children in Reading, including children who are homeless, children whose parents need assistance with child care in order to work, and children facing unsafe situations at home.
The new Learning and Technology Center is intended to address the “digital divide.” The term is used to describe the gap between those who have access to digital technology and those who do not. For children, it refers also to the gap in preparation between kids who have access to computers and those who do not. Now, with computers in the classroom and homework assignments often assuming that families will have internet access at home, kids without access to this technology are at a disadvantage.
Access to computers and other digital technology also provides access to information, options for communication, and an opportunity to learn essential job skills. As digital literacy becomes ever more important, everyone needs computer and internet access.
Opportunity House has computers, but the Center needed more to fulfill its potential. EthoSource, a long-time supporter of Opportunity House, stepped in with lateral filing cabinets, mobile pedestals, storage closets, lounge seating, classroom seating, training tables, mobile dividers and more.
The office furniture comes from offices all over the country. EthoSource liquidates office furniture for a wide range of companies when they downsize, step up to new quarters, or make other changes affecting their furniture needs. The company refurbishes the furniture and finds new homes for it.
In this case, the home was in the new Technology and Learning Center on North 2nd Street in Reading. EthoSource collected suitable pieces over a period of a year and worked with the teachers and staff of the school age program at Opportunity House to determine the needs of the new expanded center. EthoSource’s employees, family members, and friends joined the workers of Opportunity House to move all of the office furniture into the expanded space.
“Saying thank you hardly seems enough compared to all EthoSource has done for us through the years and especially, now. I can simply say that we are the luckiest organization to have their friendship!” Lorri G. Oziri, Vice President of Develop at Opportunity House, stated. “EthoSource has touched almost everyone one of our employees with desks, chairs, filing cabinets and so much more, the things that make people happier in their work place. EthoSouce has become a “household” name in our House.”
"We believe in everything that Opportunity House does for our community and we believe, as a company, and as a family, to give where we live," said John Gallen, Owner of EthoSource.
For more information on Ethosource go to http://www.ethosource.com.
For more information, please call Mark Miller at 610-286-1766 or send an email to markm(at)ethosource(dot)com.