We are incredibly lucky and grateful that we were accepted into the Microsoft Philanthropies program. It has been a game changer for our organization. Their ability to supply devices at amazing costs, as well as the back end support, has actually changed the way our entire foundation operates.
How does it Work Help Support Change
“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow”
How They Change What We Do
We no longer need to pay for building and office space in each city we support. Once families have been approved, a simple notification is sent to MICROCAD, (the Microsoft supplier) and they are able to issue out the brand new tech package, allowing us to keep a major percentage of our funding away from building leases and overhead.
Our partnership has allowed us to eliminate the "pass it on" shipping charges. Originally we had to charge families a small Canada Post fee when shipping devices outside of our area. Now, it is all taken care of within our pricing agreement, which means no more shipping costs for our families applying!
Our overhead has been substantially decreased due to this partnership. Outside of our home office, we never worry about paying for our extended offices, we also have relief in a discounted price for the electronics; meaning more funds for families.
Cost + Quality
We are proud to know there is excellent quality in the devices we send out. I5 and I7 processors, tons of RAM, and trusted brands. When you get approved, you receive a reliable laptop or tablet in excellent condition. Including a carry case, water bottle, full 1 year warranty and more addons within the package. We also have an amazing referral program to help more families in need.
“Grade 4 Canadian students more likely to report using a computer or tablet at home for school than the international average.” The demand for resourceful technology in our students is higher than ever.
We are proud to be apart of this culture, where we take youth development serious.