Wallace State, Cullman Parks and Recreation join together to help Kenya Relief

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State Community College and Cullman Parks and Recreation have teamed up to help provide nonprofit Kenya Relief with computers and smart devices for its classrooms and prevent such devices from being placed in landfills.

The Lions Share Technology Drive will be held throughout the month of April in conjunction with National Community College Month and Earth Day. The drive will provide laptop computers and smart devices for staff and students at the Kenya Relief Academy in Migori, Kenya, which serves more than 500 students.

Donations will be accepted daily from April 7 to May 8 at the Cullman City Civic Center and Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center, with special donation events planned for April 7, April 21 and May 5-6 at the Festhalle Market in downtown Cullman.

Laptops, tablets and smartphones with WiFi capability and digital cameras are sought for donation. A packet listing the preferred specifications is available at the Civic Center and Aquatic Center, but in most cases, any device that is less than five years old would meet the specifications. Computers and screens in need of repair or with faulty batteries and AC adaptors cannot be accepted at this time.

All items must be unlocked with pin numbers and passwords removed and, if possible, restored to factory default. Contributions of accessories such as cases, tripods, additional camera lenses, original software discs or memory cards would be welcome.

Steve James, of Cullman, founded the faith-based KenyaRelief.org in memory of his daughter, Brittany, who had sponsored a young child from Kenya named Newton and dreamed of visiting there before she passed away at 19. Find out more at www.kenyarelief.org.

For more information, contact Mandy Shea Riggins at 256-339-7952 or mandyshea@kenyarelief.org.