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400 computers donated to La. community, faith-based organizations

UnitedHealthcare says donating the computers they no longer need does more than just help people connect. (Source: WAFB) UnitedHealthcare says donating the computers they no longer need does more than just help people connect. (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Madison Preparatory Academy received a boost in the technology department Thursday, thanks to UnitedHealthcare.

The company donated 100 refurbished laptops to the school, which is one of more than a dozen community and faith-based organizations across the state to receive computers from the company.

UnitedHealthcare says donating the computers they no longer need does more than just help people connect.

"It allows them to take the funds they have in their organizations and put them towards other things so they don't have to spend them on technology," said April Golenor, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan President. "It helps them improve the programs that they offer in the communities."

Since they started the program in 2012, UnitedHealthcare has donated more than 2,000 computers in 13 states.

Additional Baton Rouge-area organizations receiving donated computers include:

Baton Rouge Sickle Cell Anemia foundation - 10 computers

Baton Rouge Learning Center - 20 computers

Community School for Apprenticeship Learning -10 computers

Gardere Initiative - 10 computers

Glen "Big Baby" Davis Foundation - five computers

PREACH -11 computers

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