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Greetings
              Welcome to the June 2007 edition of our newsletter. It’s been a busy and exciting year thus far and there is so much more in store as CompuTech for Humanity will be celebrating 5 years of service to the community. There are many of you out there that have been with us from the beginning. We want to celebrate you during our first annual fundraiser event.   In the face of many challenges our supporters have shown unparalleled commitment and dedication by providing time, funding assistance, leadership, and in turn CFH helps to bridge the technical divide, to encourage education, promote technology, promote recycling efforts, and to inspire hope, dignity and dreams to those disadvantaged by disability and poverty. Collectively we strive to strengthen our abilities, our communities, and our futures. Stay tuned for updates and information on how you can be part of our celebration!


CFH donates 30 Free Computers at recent Giveaway Event on March 15, 2007

                    
On March 15, 2007 CFH held another one of our Free Computer Giveaway Events. We were able to give away 30 computers to disabled individuals and to low-income families with children. Gwen Stanton, on scooter, and Cheryl McMannis, blind, both received computers. This is Cheryl’s first computer and she was very excited to begin learning how to use the computer and promises to share with her husband, pictured center. 

            

                   
Carlos Mitchell
of Reseda, CA signs receipt for the computer he is receiving. Carlos struggles with the challenges of Muscular Dystrophy and will use the computer for school, volunteer and work activities. Carlos was referred to CFH by our friends at The Westside Center for Independent Living (WCIL).

 CFH receives Grant /Recognition at the Science Center April 19, 2007

    
Sandra Evers-Manly (right)

 

  
Henry Tan, board member enjoying Star Wars Exhibit
during Grant Reception

Sandra Evers-Manly, (pictured right) Vice President, Corporate Responsibility for Northrop Grumman Corporation posed with CFH reps after she served as Mistress of Ceremonies at the “Building Partnerships for Stronger Communities” 2007 Grant Reception held April 19, at the amazing California Science Center, in Los Angeles. Attendees were given an opportunity to visit the space adventure exhibit, Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination for which Northrop Grumman is the regional sponsor. The Keynote speaker for this event was Robert K. Goodwin, President and CEO of the Points of Light Foundation.  CompuTech for Humanity proudly accepted an education grant under their Corporate Community Service Grants program. CFH also congratulates the many other organizations acknowledged at the grant reception.

Spotlight on Extra Space Storage, Community Leaders!


 

 

 

 

 

 

CompuTech for Humanity gives a special thanks to Extra Space Storage located at 11423 Vanowen St., North Hollywood, CA  91605. Lecia Arqueta, site manager and Extra Space Storage have demonstrated their leadership and commitment to the community in which they live and work. They generously donate badly needed storage space for computers and equipment needed by CompuTech for Humanity. The storage provided by Lecia has been invaluable.  Of course, CompuTech for Humanity is growing and is still in need of small warehouse space.

For all your storage needs consider an Extra Space Storage near you, they are a leader in the industry and has services for both the household and business customer.  It is their dedication to customer service that has made Extra Space Storage a leader in the industry for over 30 years. Extra Space Storage centers are committed to being the most convenient, secure and professional storage solution in your neighborhood. For more info contact Lecia at: (818) 503-3900.
Picture : M. Lopez, storage consultant, J. Ogbomon and Lecia Hernandez, site manager


Los Angeles Valley College TRiO Program receives computer from CFH

Maria Del Cielo Ibarra a student at Los Angles Valley College received a computer from CFH to pursue her education. Maria was referred by the TRiO Program at LAVC. The TRiO Program is a support system designed for first generation, low income students. The support system consists of individual counseling, individual tutoring, academic workshops, cultural activities, and transfer assistance information. For more information contact program director, Barbara Schneider :(818) 947-2483


The Celestial Church of Christ Comforter Parish, Los Angeles  received 5 computers on the 15th of March 2007. The church is planning to establish a computer bank for their youth services program. We wish all the young students the best as they pursue their education. 
 

 Tony Safoian visits CFH     


Tony Safoian, CEO of SADA Systems, J. Ogbomon and Helen Farmer,, CFH board member

 Tony Safoian, President and CEO at SADA Systems, Inc., CFH partner and President of the Universal City North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce stopped by to support CFH during March computer giveaway event

 

 

                          CFH on Public Radio KPFK 90.7 FM


        HOSTS: Henry Slucki, Jolie Mason (not pictured) and Shawn Casey O'Brien

CFH would like to take this opportunity to thank the producers and staff at public radio station KPFK 90.7 FM. CompuTech for Humanity was invited to a live on air interview on April 10 with Host Jolie Mason of LA Reading Radio! and Hosts: Henry Slucki, and Shawn Casey O'Brien on the national weekly program, Access Unlimited. This program airs on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 pm and focuses on news, issues and events concerning the disabled community.

Community Events: Wheels for Humanity and United Cerebral Palsy join Forces


David Richard, Founder and CEO Wheels for humanity
and CFH reps.

Dr. Bruce Hensel, NBC4’s medical reporter and CFH reps.

On Saturday April 21, 2007, CHF reps.,  and  NBC4’s medical reporter, Dr. Bruce Hensel joined Wheels for Humanity as they celebrated 10 years of service in their Decade of Mobility, the Spirit of Movement Awards & Dinner Fundraising Event. The event was held at the famed Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.  Emmy-award winning Steve Edwards, host of the Fox 11’s morning television show, Good Day LA was Master of Ceremonies.  This gala affair also served to welcome Wheels for Humanity into the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) family of organizations. By joining the UPC, Wheels for Humanity will increase their capacity to deliver more wheelchairs, and serve more children and adults with disabilities and improve lives around the world.  We look forward to great things coming from the merging of these powerful international organizations.

 


CFH volunteer team that made it happen.

 

Left-right: Henry Tan, Helen Farmer Adams, Elizabeth Ogbomon, Carlito Tan, Tony Scott and Joseph Ogbomon.
 

Many recipients apply directly and others are referred by the following agencies:

 The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU), Los Angeles, CA.
California State Department of Rehabilitation
Westside Center for Independent Living
Van Nuys Center for Independent Living
Los Angles Valley College, (DSPS)
Pasadena City College, (DSPS)
San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc.
Jay Nolan Community Services
Tarzana Medical
Villa Esperanza Services
The Los Angeles Fulfillment Center
Northridge Medical Center

 

Wish List:

  1. Storage/ Office space
  2. Hosting/Sponsoring a Give-Away Event
  3. Sponsorship of one or more: computer, software, sound card or modem 
  4. Transportation: Wheelchair accessible van with lift & hand controls
  5. Operating costs/administrative costs
  6. Computer parts: Hard drives, Monitors, Modems, Sound cards, Computer peripherals.
  7. School supplies: Pens and pencils, books, art supplies, etc.

    THANKS To
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Wal-Mart –Panorama City
Councilman Tom Labonge
Wheels for Humanity
The Barnes Family Foundation
The Jannol Family
Henry and Calito Tan Family
Montero Family
J. Anderson Family

For more info Contact:
Joseph Ogbomon
Elizabeth Ogbomon
(818) 762-4498 Direct Line
(818) 230-5182 Office/Fax
info@computechforhumanity.org