Jan 1 20

HTI Highlights 2019: Who We Are and What We Care About

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“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” Margaret J. Wheatley

As this year comes to a rapid close, we want to say a heartfelt ‘THANK YOU’ to all our Supporters, Sponsors and Donors. Without you, 2019 would not have been the amazing year it was for HUBZone Technology Initiative – HTI. As a Team, we know who and what we care about. Knowing these two completely and unequivocally, keeps us focused on the goal – identifying those living and/or operating within HUBZone communities and to provide technology to these organizations, schools and community centers helping our children with in-school and afterschool programs and helping adults further their education and get back to work. Our children are our future and the generous support from our donors, sponsors and partners make it possible for HTI to invest technology in their lives!

We take pride in partnering with businesses and schools who furnish the equipment which in turn helps us make the largest impact. These partnerships give us the opportunity to keep giving and ensuring technology is in the hands of those who need it the most. In this beautiful cycle of giving, those wanting and needing assistance in order to receive educational assistance and integrate into the workforce successfully results in our society flourishing. To date, HTI has donated over 100 Google Chromebooks to multiple organizations including, Torchlight Academy, Raleigh Rescue Mission, Wake, Vance, Durham, Orange & Granville Counties Boys and Girls Clubs, Project Access and Christian Faith Center Academy – just to name a few.

As a small non-profit, it is sometimes challenging to gather the amount of laptops needed to fulfill the number of requests received and to spread the word about what we do. One way in which we generate funds and get our name and purpose out is by fundraising. 

How can you help HTI? You can help spread the word about who we are and what we do, donate working laptops, make a monetary donation at our website www.hubzonetech.org > Donate Laptops or Donate Funds. You can also share a business and contact name for us to reach about receiving a large donation of working laptops on our website under Contact Us

We thank the community, we thank the individuals, businesses and for those in need. Without you we would not have this opportunity to serve you or discover who and what we truly care about. Have a wonderful and fulfilling 2020!

Dec 2 19

HTI Highlights: The Meaning of FUNdraising

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As a small 501C3 non-profit organization, it is often challenging to gather the amount of laptops needed to fulfill the amount of requests received and to spread the word about what we do. One way in which we generate funds and tell the community about HTI is by fundraising. HTI highlights the meaning of ‘FUN’ in its FUNdraising!

On October 5th 2019, HTI sponsored its first fundraiser at Shuckers Oyster Bar in Wake Forest. The support was astonishing both from a business sponsorship perspective and potential donors who attended the event. Local businesses were able to donate $100 in and have their business name and logo presented on a banner gracing the event. Sponsors also received advertisement on our company website and social media posts. It’s what HTI is all about…giving! 

A fun afternoon of music, amazing food and performances enjoyed by all. And of course our guests did not leave empty-handed, as all participated in a 50/50 raffle. The sweet voice of President and CEO’s Matt Raydo’s daughter Sloane, graced the guests with her heartfelt rendition of Annie’s ‘Tomorrow’. Video testimonials of first-hand accounts of the many community members from Boys and Girls Clubs, Raleigh Day School and other entities being helped by HTI was shared. Laptop recipients spoke about their needs for technology that were long unmet until donations from HTI arrived. These Google Chromebooks, they stated, have had many benefits; the ability to reach short term goals, setting attainable long term goals of increasing educational worth and job placement. As you can imagine, these testimonials touched everyone’s hearts. Our goal is to continue fundraising in 2020 to keep moving forward in helping the underserved in our North Carolina communities!

How can you help HTI? You can help spread the word about who we are and what we do, donate working laptops and make monetary donations at our website www.hubzonetech.org > Donate Laptops or Donate Funds. All donations are tax-deductible. You can also share an organization and contact name for us to reach about receiving a large donation of working laptops on our website under Contact Us. Please stay tuned for future FUNdraising events and dates so you can participate.

We thank the community, we thank the individuals, businesses and for those in need. Without you we would not have this marvelous opportunity to serve you and that’s our sole motivation!