Dec 23 21

Helping the Younger Generation — 12 Days of Christmas

Tranelle Maner

When the coronavirus pandemic hit millions of individuals were struck with the realization that they needed to continue their regular lives but did not have the means to do so. One of the most universal examples are those in school who didn’t have the technology at home to continue their lessons or fulfill all their duties. 

Mitchell Barbour is an 11-year-old from Clayton, North Carolina who reached out to HTI to receive a Chromebook laptop to complete his homework and get better tutoring. 

Mitchell’s mother unfortunately passed away earlier this year leaving him and his brother to stay in the home of his grandmother who has no computer at all while his father is at work. 

HTI is excited to announce Mitchell as another recipient of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. We are so happy to help Mitchell in his early days now and see where his education takes him in the future. 

If you would like to help members of the community who are looking to improve their lives through technology, please consider donating to HTI. Visit our website to fill out a donation form or call us to learn how you can help with our efforts.

Dec 22 21

Using Technology to Improve Your Lifestyle — 12 Days of Christmas

Tranelle Maner

Simple things like work and lifestyle management are hard to imagine without consistent access to a computer. 

Alexis Amato of Raleigh, North Carolina is looking to get on her feet and do more for herself with a Chromebook donation from HTI.

Alexis shared with HTI that she’s trying to reenroll in school and apply for a full-time job and would find the best success with her own personal device. 

“ I know everyone takes little things for granted! But you can do so much more even with the simple gift of a computer it will completely make a difference in my world for the better,” she shares. 

As Alexis expressed challenges with her current class attendance and work management, we at HTI are excited to see the development of her future by awarding her a new laptop. 

If you’d like to be apart of someone’s journey in transforming their life or the lives of those they help in the community please visit our website to donate to HTI.

Dec 21 21

Gaining Independence from Personal Technology — 12 Days of Christmas

Tranelle Maner

It’s easily forgotten how access to technology can make a person feel more independent. Especially in our current climate the ability to do things from home allows everyone to still feel like they have some semblance of control or autonomy in such an unpredictable time. 

Raleigh resident, Shaude Cooper has asked for HTI’s help to have this same feeling as she heals from recent health issues and looks to the future. 

As a recipient of HTI’s 12 of Christmas Giveaway, Shaude plans to use her laptop to take online classes toward a nursing degree and become a notary. 

We at HTI are so happy to help Shaude as she looks to become a member of the medical industry, which does so much for our country. 

If you’d like to be apart of someone’s journey in transforming their life or the lives of those they help in the community please visit our website to donate to HTI.

Dec 17 21

Using Technology to Alleviate Stress and Combat Substance Abuse — 12 Days of Christmas

Tranelle Maner

Back in August, HTI discussed how stress can be a catalyst for substance abuse in someone’s life. Stress can be caused by multiple factors including job loss, eviction, and domestic violence. 

Erica Lewis is a mother of five and domestic violence survivor looking to use technology to transform not only her life but those of fellow survivors.

“I have experienced a lot of trauma and I just want to give back and help women that have been through what I have been through,” she said. 

Erica is affiliated with Gang Free Inc. and recently accepted into Liberty University to further my degree. HTI is happy to offer Erica a Google Chromebooks laptop as part of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.

We are excited to see the positive impact this donation makes on Erica, her children, and all those who will hear her story of triumph. 

If you’d like to be apart of someone’s journey in transforming their life or the lives of those they help in the community please visit our website to donate to HTI.

Dec 16 21

Giving to Those Who Give Back — 12 Days of Christmas

Tranelle Maner

During the holiday season it’s important to recognize those whose giving spirit extends throughout the entire year. Toni Terry of Henderson is a great example of this person serving as the Educational Coordinator at the Salvation Army of Henderson, she tutors children struggling in school. 

Toni asked for HTI’s help to better assist her students with a Google Chromebook and further her own educational studies. 

“While tutoring, I often have times when I try to show my students a better broken down example via video but it’s more difficult without a computer,” she said. 

We at HTI are excited for the future of Toni and her students as consistent access to technology will provide them the opportunity to fully access all resources and excel in whatever they pursue. 

If you would like to help members of the community who are looking to improve their lives through technology, please consider donating to HTI. Visit our website to fill out a donation form or call us to learn how you can help with our efforts.

Dec 15 21

Improving Computer Literacy Across Generations — 12 Days of Christmas

Tranelle Maner

At HTI we believe that learning knows no bounds and that everyone should have the opportunity to be up to date on technology.  As we make our own guides to help more senior individuals understand the growing com cities of the digital space, they can only learn so much without the proper access to technology. 

Henderson citizen Ulice Evans, 65, is just one of many retired individuals with a vitality and thirst for learning and keepi; up with these changing times. 

“With technology rising it is almost impossible to survive without updating your skills in computers,” Evans said. 

Ulice joined the Spoken Existence Ministries class to learn how to better use a Google Chrome tablet and communicate more effectively. However, Ulice realizes that especially in the time of COVID she needs full access to technology when at home and while on the go to communicate with her grandchildren, apply for jobs, and be an active member in her church activities. 

As a loving community member who also serves food to the needy Monday to Friday with The Golden Age Club of Henderson Rec. Dept, Acts of Henderson, we at HTI are thrilled to donate to Ulice as part of our 12 Days of Christmas giveaway. 

If you would like to help members of the community who are looking to improve their lives through technology, please consider donating to HTI. Visit our website to fill out a donation form or call us to learn how you can help with our efforts.

Dec 14 21

Aiding the Future of Medicine — 12 Days of Christmas

Tranelle Maner

More than any other time, the Coronavirus pandemic emphasized the digital divide or disparity in access to reliable technology. Although the world’s increased digitization propelled many into new fields and levels of education, others struggled to keep up with classes or employment because of their lack of technology. 

One of those people is full-time Vance-Granville Community College student Marian Harris. Marian is a mother and aspiring medical assistant. However, Marian has found it challenging to manage the education of her and her 8th-grade son, who share a laptop to view lessons and complete homework assignments. 

Thankfully, Marian is one of 12 lucky selected individuals to receive a free Google Chromebook donation from HTI as part of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. 

We at HTI are so excited to see what endeavors lay ahead for her and her family as they reach success with more consistent and accessible technology at hand. Especially in the time of COVID, it’s a pleasure to do our part in aiding the future of medical practice.

Dec 15 20

Two teens on a mission to change the lives of their family and women everywhere — 5 Days of Christmas

Tranelle Maner

If you haven’t seen the news recently, the teens and young adults of Generation Z, are some of the most motivated and thoughtful people of all past generations — a perfect example are Diamond and Dashaine Mosley. The Mosley’s are a pair of 15-year-old sisters from Garner, North Carolina, who are dedicated to their schooling, future business endeavors and the success of their family. 

Both girls are interested in starting their own businesses to eliminate their mother’s financial strain and make a difference in other’s lives. 

“My business will be helping young girls and women with mental illness. To also let them know they are not alone. The products will be there to help them feel like the queen they are. To help them feel the way they want to feel,” Dashaine said of her future YouTube channel. 

In the past, Diamond explained she would share her computer with her siblings to do their work as well as her own. Unfortunately, she shared that this process is no longer possible as her computer has stopped working. Now, the entire family is falling behind in their schooling.

Both Diamond and Dashaine reached out to HTI to receive a Chromebook during our “5 Days of Christmas” giveaway in the hopes of helping further their educational and entrepreneurial endeavors.

With hearts as large as the home Diamond said she hopes to help her family buy, there is no question that with their determination and consistent technology both girls are on their way to having a long list of accomplishments. 

All of us at HTI are excited to see their future successes. If you’d like to be a part of changing lives like theirs, please consider donating to HTI.  Visit our website to learn more about how you can contribute to our mission of providing equal access technology.

Dec 15 20

Aiding a frontline worker in her educational endeavors — 5 Days of Christmas

Tranelle Maner

Living in a world in the midst of a global pandemic, it’s been brought to the attention of many that frontline healthcare workers are essential to our livelihood. HTI is grateful to do our part in showing support by giving a Chromebook to PRN Elegant Jackson as part of our “5 Days of Christmas” giveaway.

After speaking with HTI, Elegant shared that while balancing her job as a mother of six and a nurse at Holly Hill Hospital, she is also in school to become an LPN and later a Registered Nurse. 

Due to current issues with her computer, Elegant finds herself doing work while on the job when she can squeeze in a free moment. 

We at HTI are excited to see this Chromebook help Elegant reach her educational and professional goals so she can continue to protect us and our loved ones in this crazy world. 

Dec 15 20

Receiving a gift from above — 5 Days of Christmas

Tranelle Maner

HTI is helping one mother give her daughter a sense of normalcy after the loss of her father. Kelli Brown wrote to HTI to receive a Chromebook during our “5 Days of Christmas” giveaway in order to provide some light to her 6-year-old daughter after the death of her father this summer.

Like many people, Kelli lost her job due to the COVID-19 pandemic closing multiple businesses and schools. Despite the setback, Kelli is still trying to give her daughter a memorable holiday.

“I would like her to think that her father gifted her from heaven.” she shared. 

HTI is excited to fulfil this wish for Kelli, her daughter and other families struggling with access to technology. If you would like to contribute to wonderful moments like this, please send us an email or visit the donate page of our website.