Five Disadvantaged Youth to Receive Computers and School Supplies

August 22, 2012 Updated Aug 22, 2012 at 10:04 AM EDT

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Five Disadvantaged Youth to Receive Computers and School Supplies

August 22, 2012 Updated Aug 22, 2012 at 10:04 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW/Release) - The start of the school year is around the corner, and five disadvantaged youth served by Gateway-Longview will receive the tools to succeed during the upcoming school year during "Retool for School" on Wednesday, Aug. 22th at 10 A.M. It will be held at Buffalo ReuseIT's headquarters in the Great Arrow Building in Buffalo (255 Great Arrow Avenue, second floor, Suite #6).

During the event, five youth from Gateway-Longview's Foster Care, Vendor Services, and Preventive Services programs will receive refurbished computers from Buffalo ReuseIT and school supplies from SMS Website Design to ensure that they have the tools needed to start the school year on the right page.

"We're delighted to give these youth refurbished computers," said Matthew Podoba, Director of Buffalo ReuseIT. "Not only will these children have access to this vitally important technology to succeed in school, but we're also continuing our commitment to keep additional electronic waste out of landfills," he added.

Buffalo ReuseIT is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to refurbish discarded computers, and provide them to persons with limited financial means.

SMS Website Design's owner, Shannon Spruill, is donating school supplies to Gateway-Longview clients because her two sons' lives were positively impacted when they were Day Treatment clients with Gateway-Longview. She said she wants to give back to the nonprofit child and family service agency.

Gateway-Longview is a not-for-profit child and family service agency that has been providing care, counseling, and support to countless children and families since 1890. It currently serves over 2,000 children from across Western and Central New York every day through its nearly 30 separate support programs.

This event will be the fifth collaboration between these two organizations since January 2011.

For more information on all of Gateway-Longview's programs and services, please visit www.Gateway-Longview.org.