SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals donates twenty-five retired laptops to Globetops to distribute to community leaders and educators in the US, Africa and Asia.

Contact:  Donna M. Autuori

Autuori Corporate Communications, Inc.

(631) 321-0045

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Hauppauge, NY…

SmartSource® Computer & Audio Visual Rentals (Hauppauge, NY, www.smartsourcerentals.com), one of the nation’s leading providers of computer, audio visual (AV) and technology solutions for businesses and events, donated twenty-five used laptops to Globetops, (www.globetops.com) a non-profit dedicated to distributing retired laptops to community leaders and educators in the US and around the world to promote opportunity and environmental protection.

Becky Morrison, founder of Globetops says, “We are grateful to SmartSource Rentals for their generous donation of twenty-five robust laptops that will enable schools, community and environmental organizations in the US and around the world to use technology to build better lives. SmartSource is our first corporate donor of laptops, and we thank MAP Digital, who provides our work space in New York City for asking their partner, SmartSource, to join them in supporting Globetops.” Mary Ann Pierce, founder and CEO of MAP Digital states, “For nearly ten years, we have had the privilege to partner with SmartSource to provide the technical ecosystem for events and conferences. We are heartened by SmartSource’s immediate and profound generosity as they joined us in supporting Globetops’ mission to provide technology to those in need.” And, Stephen Rupolo, Vice President, Product Strategy, SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals states, “We are glad that we can do our part in helping those in society who are less fortunate. That is truly the holiday spirit.”

Globetops gives old laptops a new home – and a new purpose. Here are three Globetops’ case studies:

  1. Dominique Vincent, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
    Globetops recipient Dominique Vincent is an entrepreneur in Brooklyn, who teaches women in her community how to set up and run their small business with a big-business perspective.
  2. Naish Hasan, Youth Committee for Change, Lucknow, Uttar Prades, India
    Youth Committee for Change supports 100 students in Band Mandi, Lucknow’s slum area, to further their education. They use the Globetops laptops to give computer training for 3 hours per day when there is electricity. Computer literacy enables students to secure good paying jobs, which helps break the cycle of poverty.
  3. Seydouba Sylla, Chief Administrator for Reforestation, Kindia, Guinea
    As chief administrator for the Kindia region of Water & Forest, Seydouba Sylla is in charge of informing the community about sustainability, how to prevent forest fires and creating tree nurseries. The Globetops laptops have assisted him and his team in writing reports, compiling statistics, organizing documents, and taking advantage of online training conferences.

About SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals

SmartSource® Computer & Audio Visual Rentals is the trusted expert in technology solutions for businesses and events and maintains the largest national footprint in the computer and audio visual rental space.  SmartSource is widely recognized for its breadth and depth of offerings and seamless systems integration for even the most complex temporary installations. By leveraging high performance IT, AV, and the latest interactive technologies, SmartSource helps marketers effectively convey and distill their brand messages with optimum, impactful impressions. SmartSource has fully-staffed and equipped branch offices in 22 major metropolitan markets. Founded in 1984 as Rent-a-PC, the company was the pioneer market maker in technology rentals. For more information, visit: www.smartsourcerentals.com or call: 800-888-8686.

About Globetops

Globetops enables people by giving them technological tools to people who typically don’t have access to take ownership of their future, assert their rights and create projects that improve the quality of life for their communities. To donate a laptop: http://www.globetops.com/donate/donate-a-laptop/