Atlanta, GA – June 13, 2014 – TechBridge, a nonprofit providing affordable business and technology expertise to other nonprofits, is pleased to announce the completion of its tenth Technology Community Habitat house, in partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. 280 volunteers from the technology community put down their laptops and tablets and picked up hammers and paint rollers to build a new home for a deserving family. Keys were turned over to the new homebuyer at the June 12, 2014, dedication ceremony for the home.
In addition to providing volunteers to complete the home located in southwest Atlanta, the twelve corporate sponsors joined together to donate $80,000 to fund the project, representing their commitment to impacting our community in a positive way. The group also donated $2,000 to TechBridge in appreciation for its project management services for the build.
TechBridge is grateful for the dedication of its sponsors and their IT professionals, with special acknowledgement to the corporate sponsors who have participated in its annual Atlanta Habitat project since inception in 2005: Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, GE Energy Management, Southern Company, Synergis and The Coca-Cola Company. Pyramid Consulting has participated since 2006, and CCCi has participated since 2007. Additionally InterContinental Hotels Group, Landis+Gyr, MDI Group and Teradata Corporation, have all been sponsors since 2010 with CTS, Inc. joining in 2013 as the newest sponsor.
Keeping with the theme of technology, the sponsors gifted to the new homeowners a printer, a computer desk, and a computer equipped with donated Microsoft software. The Coca-Cola Company kindly donated beverages to help keep volunteers well hydrated throughout the project.
“Each year the TechBridge Technology Community Build continues to provide an opportunity to strengthen relationships among Atlanta’s corporations while creating a lasting impact on the lives of a local family,” said TechBridge CEO James Franklin. “We are grateful for the commitment from all of our sponsors to improve our community through their support of TechBridge.”
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 Nonprofit Exchange and the Technology Innovation Award, given by Accenture, provide nonprofits with funding vehicles for their technology needs while TechBridge’s fundraising efforts, including its signature gala, the Digital Ball, unite the technology community to celebrate the impact technology can have in strengthening our community. For more information visit www.techbridge.org
About Atlanta Habitat
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, from faith-based 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 nearly 1,300 homes in the city of Atlanta and Fulton County. For more information about Atlanta Habitat, please visit www.atlantahabitat.org.