2 months, 2 weeks ago by Bob Gough
For the second straight year, the Down Country organization has donated iPads to area teachers.
As part of its 'iCare/iPad' initiative, Down Country handed out 104 iPads on Wednesday night. The group spends nearly half the year fundraising in order to provide technotogy to teachers.
The organization goes through 5 months of fundraising to make the donations possible.
Down Country fundraises for the I Care/ I Pad program from March 21 through August 21 of each calendar year. Funds are raised through private donations & grants, events and Down Country’s I Care/ I Pad fundraising campaign which offers chances to get your name in a drawing for a side of beef for every $10 donation to the program. Chances for the side of beef are drawn at Down Country’s golf tournament in June and the conclusion of the fundraising campaign August 21. 2013 beef winners were: Ed & Betty Scott & David Wisdom.
Program Goal: To put I Pad/Tablet, and other technology or experimental technology in the hands of Tri-State Area educator/therapists. To work with and encourage district technology plan development and aid districts in the acquisition of technology. Additionally, furthering communication