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Computers Donated by the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) Through DP Solutions
Baltimore, MD, July 6, 2022 – The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) of Towson, MD donated twenty-five PC desktop and laptop computers to The Children’s Guild for use at the Prince George’s County and Baltimore Campuses, both non-public, special education day schools. The donation was made possible through DP Solutions, a managed IT services provider (MSP), which services both The Children’s Guild and the IDF.
“We are extremely grateful that DP Solutions connected us to the IDF for this incredibly generous donation. What a wonderful way for three local organizations to come together and support an underserved community,” said Agnes Kibirige, Chief Information Officer at The Children’s Guild. “The computers we were using in our computer labs were outdated and it will be amazing for our students to have access to the latest technology so we can teach them life skills. In the classroom, our faculty use technology to empower our students, increase their engagement in hands-on technology activities, improve independent skills, engineering identity, and self-confidence.”
Both The Children’s Guild School of Prince George’s County and The Children’s Guild, Inc., Baltimore Campus are non-public, special education day schools approved by the Maryland State Department of Education, for boys and girls 5-21 years old, who have emotional disabilities, autism, intellectual disabilities, and multiple disabilities. The Children’s Guild is a nonprofit organization serving children, families, and child-serving organizations since 1953. The Children’s Guild programs are guided by an organizational philosophy that fosters a culture of flexibility. This culture creates management and staff who are agile thinkers. This assures children are treated as individuals and taught the way they learn best.
“When we learned that IDF was planning to move their headquarters and had two dozen computers they were looking to donate, our first thought was The Children’s Guild and we are so happy to have made the connection,” said Karyn Schell, President of DP Solutions. “The saying one man’s trash is another man’s treasure is so true in this situation – it warms my heart to think of the students having access to these power machines and the learning opportunities they represent.”
DP Solutions is the premier provider of choice for IT support services to small and medium sized organizations. They deliver a superior customer experience, rising above their clients’ expectations, and building long-lasting relationships. In addition, they give back and serve their community by dedicating both their time and talent to develop and educate technology’s future workforce.
“As a non-profit we understand the expense of purchasing new computers and we are thrilled we have been able to make a difference in the lives of the students of The Children’s Guild by offering our computers which would have gone to waste,” said Brian C. Lloyd, Chief Technology Officer, Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF). “We know the importance of technology in education and are excited to follow the wonderful ways these computers will be put to good use.”
The Immune Deficiency Foundation improves the diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life of people affected by primary immunodeficiency through fostering a community empowered by advocacy, education, and research. According to the National Institutes of Health, there are approximately 500,000 individuals in the U.S. with a primary immunodeficiency. Every year, thousands go undiagnosed.
The computers were wiped clean by DP Solutions technical team, uploaded with the newest software, delivered and set up in the computer labs at The Children’s Guild School of Prince George’s County and The Children’s Guild, Inc., Baltimore Campus on Wednesday, July 6 at 10 am at 410 East Jeffrey Street, Baltimore, MD.
Affiliates of The Children’s Guild include The Children’s Guild, Inc., Baltimore Campus, The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School, The Children’s Guild – Prince George Campus, Monarch Academy Glen Burnie, Monarch Academy Global – Laurel, Monarch Academy Annapolis, The Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, Treatment Foster Care, The Children’s Guild – Transformation Academy, Monarch Preschool College Park, TranZed Academy for Working Students (TAWS), and TranZed Apprenticeships. For more information, visit https://childrensguild.org/.
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