Methodist Donates Computers to Girls' Program

Published On 12/07/2012

As part of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s community outreach initiative, Maria Haywood, director of desktop support for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and Toreko Rowell, desktop support driver, recently delivered computers to Girls Incorporated center at Golden Gate Cathedral in Memphis.

“It is important to give back to the community,” said Haywood. “Donating computers we no longer need ties directly into Methodist’s core value of service to the community and investing in future generations.”

The computers will be used in Girls Incorporated’s after school program.

“These laptops will provide the girls with additional resources to help with homework which will lead to better grades and they will also allow them to complete assignments given through online classes or programs,” said Tanjay Cunningham, an outreach specialist with Girls Incorporated of Memphis. “For the staff, it gives us the opportunity to be more creative and effective during the sessions we offer with the girls through our program.”

Methodist is donating 120 computers to Girls Inc. locations across Memphis. The center at Golden Gate Cathedral received 22 computers.

Photo: pictured from l to r: Toreko Rowell, Nashayla and Nakayla Yancey, BaileyCrawford, Maria Haywood, and Kaliyah Wilson