Atlanta, GA – April 15, 2015 – TechBridge, a nonprofit that drives community impact by bringing affordable business and technology expertise to other nonprofits, is pleased to announce the construction of its eleventh Technology Community Habitat House in partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. Fifteen corporate sponsors have come together to continue the yearly tradition of building a new home for a hardworking Atlanta family. The Build is a valuable opportunity for peer-to-peer networking with others in the technology community and provides a great team-building experience for all staff involved.
Beginning on the morning of April 16, 2015, with a Wall Raising Ceremony at the home’s site in East Point at 11:30 am, the Build will continue for seven weeks and culminate in a dedication ceremony that will take place at noon on Friday, June 5, 2015 to celebrate the project’s completion. Corporate sponsors of TechBridge’s 2015 Technology Community Build include: Big Nerd Ranch, CCCi, CTS, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, GE Power & Water, InterContinental Hotels Group, Landis+Gyr, MDI Group, Principle Solutions Group, Pyramid Consulting, SEI – Atlanta, LLC, Southern Company, Synergis, Teradata Corporation and The Coca-Cola Company.
TechBridge is pleased that many of these sponsors continue to support the Habitat project it started in 2005. Keith Credendino, VP of Guest Solutions & Technology at InterContinental Hotels Group, said, “The Global Technology team from InterContinental Hotels Group is honored to sponsor and participate in the Technology Community Habitat House for the sixth year in a row. We always look forward to teaming up with TechBridge and other Atlanta based IT organizations to make a positive impact in our local community. With hospitality in our DNA, Global Technology is passionate about serving those in need. We are excited to hand over the keys to this year’s homeowner to witness how coming together and serving others can change the life of a family.”
The participating companies have contributed more than $80,000 to build the Technology Community Habitat House and will provide 280 volunteers needed to complete the project. Keeping with the technology theme and as a special gift to the new homeowners, computer equipment will be donated.
TechBridge CEO James Franklin appreciates the altruistic nature the companies who sponsor the build exhibit: “The Technology Build is a great avenue for the IT community to make a difference. TechBridge appreciates their desire to give back in such a collaborative manner and is proud to facilitate the annual Build.”
Founded in 2000, TechBridge is a nonprofit that provides other nonprofits with the tools, resources and relationships they need to apply business strategies and technology to further their missions. This is made possible by support from the TechBridge network of corporations, individuals and foundations. The TechBridge Adopt-a-Nonprofit® program and the Technology Innovation Award, given by Accenture, provide nonprofits with funding vehicles for their technology needs while TechBridge’s fundraising efforts, including the Digital Event Series, unite the technology community to celebrate the impact technology can have in strengthening our community.
About Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, one of more than 1,500 U.S. affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to homeownership for working families. Since 1983, volunteers from corporations, faith-based groups and civic organizations have worked in partnership with qualified homebuyers to construct affordable, green, quality homes, which are purchased through no-interest mortgages. To date, Atlanta Habitat has built and renovated more than 1,300 homes in the city of Atlanta and Fulton County. For more information, please visit www.atlantahabitat.org or call 404-223-5180.