|LUL donates refurbished computers|
The Louisville Urban League has donated 35 refurbished computers to Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites providing free tax-filing help in the Greater Louisville area. The computers were among those given to the Urban League this year by the University of Phoenix and the Louisville/ Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District for redistribution to organizations in need.
The Urban League typically refurbishes about 70 such computers annually and reallocates them to community and faith-based organizations in the Metro area. It costs the Urban League about $100 to tune-up each computer before it is ready for re-use, according to Artie Robertson, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for LUL. The expenditure is funded through donations and is money well spent, said Robertson.
"The Louisville Urban League is happy to be able to provide the technology to other helping organizations in our community,” Robertson added. “Without these donated computers, many families might not have the access to the assistance they provide.”
The distribution of the refurbished computers was coordinated through the Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC), the main sponsor of VITA in the Metro area. Eric Seto, Executive Director of the LABC, commended the Louisville Urban League for being “a wonderful partner and community resource.”
“This technology investment will enable more than seven locations to provide fast, reliable and convenient access to free tax services,” Seto said. He also projected about 2,500 individuals will be served using the computers during the tax-filing season.
The VITA sites receiving the LUL refurbished computers are:
• Bates Memorial Community Development Corporation - 1228 South Jackson Street, Louisville
The Louisville Urban League has operated as a VITA site for more than 22 years and has collaborated with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition since its inception in 2001.