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Feb. 7, 2017 11:54 am

Microsoft gave out 50 tablets to these Philly nonprofits

The gear was used during the Democratic National Convention. “It is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to Philadelphia for being such a gracious host city.”

The team from the People’s Emergency Center, led by director Tan Vu (right), receiving the donations from Microsoft’s Donna Woodall.

(Courtesy photo)

The Microsoft Reactor Philadelphia, through the software maker’s Microsoft Philanthropies division, donated 50 Surface tablets — plus peripherals like keyboards and mice — to seven Philadelphia-based nonprofit organizations.

Representatives from After School Activities Partnership (ASAP), Cradles to Crayons, Eagles Charitable Foundation, First Hand, People’s Emergency Center, Riverbend Environmental Education Center and the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative received the tablets in a ceremony at the University City-based research center last Friday.

The devices had been provided by Microsoft to Democratic National Convention Committee staffers to help plan the Convention which took place in Philly last July.

Here’s the ASAP crew receiving the equipment:

“Microsoft is honored to donate the Surface devices to deserving organizations who will be able to modernize their offices or upgrade community technology labs,” said Donna Woodall, Microsoft Northeast Citizenship Director at the Reactor. “We feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to give back to the city in a small, but impactful way. It is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to Philadelphia for being such a gracious host city.”

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