Technology Association of Georgia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAG Seeks Local Technology Professionals to Help Communities in Need
Raise medical and educational supplies for MedShare and Books for Africa
ATLANTA, GA - (October, 18, 2016) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry today announced partnerships with United Way of Greater Atlanta to assist MedShare and Books for Africa in organizing surplus medical supplies, and educational supplies. This event, which is part of TAG's Day of Service initiative, challenges technology companies in Georgia to consider how they can support local non-profits in the pursuit of their global missions. On November 11th, local technology companies have the opportunity to work alongside volunteers for both of these non-profits, and contribute to advancement of their international aims.
“We are excited to be a part of supporting the missions of MedShare and Books for Africa. Taking underutilized supplies from local communities and companies, and using them to benefit global communities in need, is a great opportunity for us to expand the impact we can have outside of our local communities.” Said Tino Mantella, President and CEO of Technological Association of Georgia (TAG).
TAG will host 125 volunteers on November 22nd to give back to their communities. For more information and to register follow the link here: https://www.123signup.com/event?id=nmskx
MedShare is a humanitarian aid organization that has distribution and collections centers located in three different regions in the US. By distributing surplus medical supplies collected from hospitals and corporations in the US, MedShare provides vital supplies to over 97 different countries and territories worldwide. In order to achieve this scope of impact, over 20,000 humanitarians advance MedShare’s purpose each year by volunteering to sort and pack materials, donating surplus medical supplies, and contributing financially to the sustainability of this organization.
About Books for Africa (BFA)
Books for Africa’s mission is to mitigate the lack of books and educational supplies in Africa, and in doing increase literacy and education opportunities for teachers and students alike. BFA believes that books and education are the most essential tool to provide the opportunity for a better quality of like than previous generations. Through the donation of needed educational supplies and funds, BFA collects, organizes, and ships donated supplies to various schools in Africa from three different warehouses in the US and continually strives for to achieve their mission.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.
The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org.