June 6, 2018, JOLIET, IL – The Plainfield Lions Club has supported Vista Learning and their Computers 2 Kids program with a generous donation of $1,000. Computers 2 Kids provides computers to students who have a need for a computer in Will, Grundy and Kendall Counties. Students are nominated by a district administrator. The Plainfield Lions donation will benefit students in Plainfield School District 202.
The Computers 2 Kids program supports students who have a desire to learn and succeed. Over the past nine years, the Plainfield Lions Club has donated $3,450 to Vista Learning thus making it possible for 25 computers to be placed in the homes of District 202 students.
“The Plainfield Lions Club has a long history of supporting the schools in our community,” said Larry Wiers, Vista Learning Board Member and a member of the Plainfield Lions Club. “We are pleased to support Vista Learning in their mission to place a computer in the homes of deserving students. Through the generosity of our Plainfield Lions Club, 25 families in District 202 are now enjoying the educational benefits of their new computer.”
Students who receive the computers have been identified and recommended by their school principals and teachers as those who will benefit academically. The next Computers 2 Kids giveaway will happen in December 2018. There have been 671 computers donated to students in Will, Grundy and Kendall Counties as of May 2018.
Donations of used computers and financial donations are accepted from generous individuals and companies who wish to help. If you have a computer or monitor you would like to donate, or if you are able to make a monetary donation to purchase parts to refurbish computers, please contact Vista Learning at 815-725-5510. A tax receipt is provided.
For more information about the program and how you may get involved, contact Tara Ehlers by calling (815)-725-5510.
LIONS International was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1917 by insurance agent Melvin Jones. Lions Club International has ever since offered business and professional people a way of sharing their success by helping those less fortunate. The Lions are now best known for their sight-related programs, including SightFirst, the world's largest blindness prevention program. The Lions Club is now the largest service organization, with 1.4 million members serving in more than 180 countries. Our local den of Lions Clubs International in Plainfield was established in 1949.
Vista Learning is a not-for-profit corporation created in 2004, supported by the Will, Grundy and Kendall Regional Offices of Education and the Professional Development Alliance. Vista Learning offers a wide range of technology services to business and K-12 education.