Dec 2 19

HTI Highlights: The Meaning of FUNdraising


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 > 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!