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STUART -- When employees with RV Johnson Insurance were wondering what to do with the 11 personal computers, eight monitors and an HP laser jet printer that were headed to the trash, they called the Children's Services Council of Martin County.
The Children's Services Council, a special district that serves as a dedicated funding source for children's programs, provides grants for 20 agencies in Martin County that help children and families. The small staff at the council knows the needs of the community, and they were quick to connect the business with Project LIFT.
Bob Zaccheo, executive director of Project LIFT, was grateful for the donation, which will be used in his program that provides occupational skill development, mentoring and group therapy sessions to at-risk teens in the county. Now, the group will be able to use the computers for research projects, homework and expanded skill training.
The donation is worth approximately $1,375.
"Since the Children's Services Council is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Martin County residents of all ages, we were happy to connect this business with a non-profit agency that could really benefit," said Sarah Gosney, director of policy and operations.
"We appreciate the generosity of local businesses like RV Johnson, which, like us, work to make Martin County a place where we all love to live."
To learn more about the council or Project LIFT, log onto www.cscmc.org.