FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –Over the past year, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and JPMorgan Chase have teamed up to distribute more than $150,000 in technology to local families and nonprofit organizations serving the community. Hundreds of laptops, webcams and computer monitors have been donated to families served by United Way’s Dual Generation Initiative and United Way’s Community Partners.
These donations are critical for people in the community as access to technology and online connectivity is a necessity to maintain stability. An estimated 20% of households in San Antonio are disconnected which can lead to adverse health outcomes for families, decreased job opportunities and learning loss for children.
“On behalf of JPMorgan Chase, we are thrilled to provide this gift and empower the community through technology, fostering innovation that advances our coming generations. As a resident of San Antonio, being able to provide a new home for our donated items to my own community is one of the most rewarding missions in my 20 years of service at JPMorgan Chase,” said David Beck, a remote workplace and sustainability leader in Workplace Technology Services at JPMorgan Chase.
Local nonprofit organizations are using these items to provide critical assistance to people in the community by helping individuals obtain their GED, degree or certification; offering parent education programs and by providing robotics and coding education for children.
Organizations like AVANCE SA, Family Service Association’s Teen Tech Center and Uvalde Center, Restore Education, Judson Early College Academy and American Indians in Texas and more have benefited from JPMorgan Chase’s generosity with this difference-making technology.
“We are so grateful to Chase bank for their donations and this ongoing partnership to help close the digital divide in our community,” said Gabby Herrera, Corporate Relationship Manager for United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. “We look forward to continuing to distribute technology to our partner organizations and local families so they can have the resources they need to maintain stability and reach their full potential.”
For a press kit with images and videos of organizations receiving donated laptops, monitors and webcams, please click here.
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About JPMorgan Chase
JPMorgan Chase & Co. has been supporting consumers and businesses in San Antonio for 130 years. With 4,200 local employees and 30 bank branches, San Antonio is not only a place where we do business – it is home to our customers, clients, employees and community partners. JPMorgan Chase is committed to creating a more inclusive economy for all.
About United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County launched its first campaign in 1940 and has grown into the largest private investor in health and human services programs in San Antonio and Bexar County. United Way focuses on preparing children for school and life, helping students graduate and succeed, strengthening the well-being of individuals and families, and providing safety net services. United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County also operates the 2-1-1 Helpline, Mission United and fosters volunteerism through the Volunteer Center at United Way. Check our newsroom online for more United Way news.
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