MURRAY Human Services will receive eight computers thanks to a generous donation from Sheridan Partners.
Through updating their network, Sheridan Partners had computers which were still in perfect working condition – and will be for MHS clients to use.
“Our computers are updated every three years and they usually just get thrown out, even if they’re still in good condition,” Sheridan Partners director Brent Sutton said.
“So Advance Computers suggested the idea to reformat them and give them to MHS which we were more than happy to go along with.
“Advance has taken the time out of their day to do all the re-formatting, so it’s not just us who’s donating.”
After their reformatting, the eight PC’s will be used by MHS clients such as Shannon Napier to research and learn.
Shannon’s mother Sue said the donation will go a long way.
“From a parent’s point of view it’s amazing to receive support like this,” Sue Napier said.
“He’s been into computers for a long time and he has the iPad which he uses to keep up to date on wrestling and music.
“But with these computers, they’ll be able to look up things for their cooking, craft and the footy — they’re all massive footy fans.”
MHS finance manager Jan Schultz said this donation helps the organisation focus on funding for other aspects.
“Maintaining our fundamental facilities and equipment is an ongoing challenge for our organisation,” she said.
“Infrastructure government grants are limited and the NDIS scheme is specifically for client’s support needs to live an ordinary life.
“As a charity we are reliant on community support and are extremely grateful for businesses like Sheridan Partners and Advance Computing.”