Miami, FL, January 27, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The On It Foundation (Opportunities Necessary to Increase Technology) provides free donated computers and computer training to low-income families with students in grades K-12 who reside within the US. received a generous donation of surplus computers from Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions.
“This donation will allow our organization to provide computers in the homes of many families with students that do not have computers. Research shows that only 19 percent of economically underprivileged families own computers compared to over 33 percent of middle class households – a gap that has widened 64 percent over the past five years despite declining computer prices," said Calvetta Phair, President for The On It Foundation.
The On It Foundation will distribute all donated computers from Ryder System, Inc. within Miami/Dade County and the first recipients of 15 computers will be the families of the students at the Neva King Cooper Educational Center in Homestead, Florida. Neva King Cooper Educational Center is a special school within the Miami-Dade County Public School, educating profoundly handicapped students between the ages of 3-22. The center provides a variety of programs and services for the students, families and caregivers of the student population.
“The pace of technological change in today’s economy has never been greater. It will accelerate still further in an exponential manner. The best jobs created in the technology age will be filled by those who possess the skills required to compete for them and carry them out – and possibly in the future, gain employment with Ryder System, Inc.,” said Calvetta Phair.
About The On It Foundation
The On It Foundation is a national 501 (c )(3) public non-profit organization that provides free donated computers and computer training to families with students in grades K-12 that receive a free or reduced school lunch, attend a public school and reside within the United States. Founded in 1999, the On It Foundation has received numerous awards and provided thousands of computers to deserving recipients.
Ryder is a Fortune 500 company providing leading-edge transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions worldwide. For more information about Ryder System, Inc., visit www.ryder.com.
Calvetta Phair – President
The On It Foundation
18520 NW 67th Avenue, Suite 186
Miami, Florida 33014
305.244.6454 - Phone