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Malone University collaborates with Goodwill Industries International, Inc. and Computers Again Program

February 14, 2014 | Release # 6835

For the past 14 months (since December 2012), Malone University has been donating old computer hardware and electronics to Goodwill's "Computers Again" program. More than 80 of the University's computers have found new life; having been reconditioned and then sold at a discount to local low-income families.

The Goodwill "Computers Again" program takes donations of gently used or outdated computer hardware. It then reconditions that hardware, often combining several broken systems into one working computer and then reloads the computer with working software. Hardware that cannot be salvaged is recycled.

"Malone is committed to the local Canton community and to using our resources wisely," said Adam Klemann, support and infrastructure manager at Malone University. "The collaboration with Goodwill's 'Computers Again' program is a natural way to meet both of these objectives."

"When I first met with Goodwill to discuss the opportunity to 'recycle' old hardware I never imagined the impact it could have with our community at large," said Mike Felcyn, technical support specialist. "It's such a great example of Malone's foundational principle, 'Christ's Kingdom First.' I am so glad to be a part of such a wonderful service."

For more information, contact Devin Williams at Goodwill Goodskills:
Email:dwilli...@goodwillgoodskills.org or phone: 330.455.1101.

Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
fgubznf+znybar+rqh Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424


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