Re:Boot Sioux Falls Announces Technology Donation Beneficiaries
SIOUX FALLS, SD, October 2019 – Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship in partnership with Dakota Research and Consulting Organization (DRACO) and Secure Enterprise Asset Management (SEAM) has announced the beneficiaries of the first annual Re:Boot Sioux Falls technology drive.
In July, Sioux Falls area nonprofits were invited to apply for desktop, laptop and/or tablet donations based on their organizational needs. Twelve beneficiaries were selected:
- Active Generations
- Alpha Center
- Feeding South Dakota
- Glory House of Sioux Falls
- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls
- Helpline Center
- McCrossan Boys Ranch
- Reclaim Community
- The Salvation Army
- Toy Lending Library of South Dakota
- Volunteers of America, Dakotas
“These very deserving organizations are doing important work in our community and we encourage local businesses and residents to come out, show their support, and help us meet the productivity needs of these nonprofits at the upcoming technology donation drive,” says Marissa Begley of SEAM.
The Re:Boot Sioux Falls technology donation drive will be held at Zeal Center (2329 N Career Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57107) starting Monday, November 4, 2019 continuing through Friday, December 20, 2019. Our goal is to collect 200 systems. Please visit the Re:Boot Sioux Falls website for additional details including types of devices accepted, drop-off days and hours.
“The iPads we receive from Re:Boot will be used to update our Earn While You Learn curriculum so we can better connect with our clients. We will be able to further educate them throughout their pregnancy and their child’s first years after birth. Through that education, they will be able to earn points to redeem in our Baby Boutique for baby items such as diapers, formula, clothes and so much more!” says Shanae, Client Services Supervisor at Alpha Center.
To provide our non-profit beneficiaries with the best experience as our partners in the Re:Boot Sioux Falls Program, we will endeavor to provide them with everything they have requested to meet their needs. Donated devices will be securely wiped of all data and refurbished, courtesy of SEAM, a certified data destruction, electronics recycling and resale company in Sioux Falls. DRACO, in coordination with DSU and USD students, will be creating customized workshops at Zeal Center to provide our beneficiaries and their clients with the skills and programming needed to fulfill their missions as it relates to their new technology.
Therefore, as a non-profit itself, DRACO will also be accepting monetary donations to support the Re:Boot Sioux Falls Program in purchasing any missing peripherals (keyboards and mice), as well as setting up the workshops and providing basic software licenses such as Microsoft Office. Checks can be made out to Dakota Research and Consulting Organization and can be dropped off at Zeal or mailed to:
Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship
2329 N Career Ave. Suite 213
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
Brienne Maner, Zeal Center Executive Director
Eric Sandhurst, Dakota Research And Consulting Organization (DRACO)
Marissa Begley, Secure Enterprise Asset Management (SEAM)
About Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship:
The certified hub for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial resources in the Sioux Falls area, Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship is a collaborative network of subject matter experts working to connect area entrepreneurs with trusted resources needed at every stage of business development. Zeal offers professional services business support through flexible and affordable incubation, coworking and meeting space, interactive programs and services, peer networking and mentorship.