When: Tuesday, April 30th, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Tour Coordinator: Bob Kutschera
Maximum of 30 individuals
To sign up for the tour and find out additional information about logistics for the tour group, please contact Bob Kutschera at: email@example.com
On March 20, 2019 the TAP office received a fax letter
from a 5th grade student at Smoky Mountain Elementary School,
Cocke County School District, Tennessee.
The letter thanked TAP for the computer she received
as a donation to the school.
See a copy of the letter…Here
TAP Nears a New Milestone
TAP continues to assist students and non-profits throughout East Tennessee and will soon reach a major milestone by providing the 10,000th student with in-home access to computer technology. The official number of children assisted is now 9,813, and 105 systems have been provided to schools and social agencies yet to be reported back to TAP. Multiplying the outstanding 105 systems by our historical ratio of 1.5 children helped per systems provides an estimate of 157 children more likely to be added to the tally of students helped by systems already donated. Adding the 157 probable children to 9,813 children already documented yields an estimate of 9,970 helped to date. That is only 30 children short of 10,000 milestone!!
TAP has recently started working with two schools in Cocke County and so far have delivered about 60 systems for students in those schools. One of these schools is Grassy Fork Elementary School in Hartford, Tennessee. Both Cooke County schools are doing a good job of teaching low-income students and sought the donation from TAP after learning of the Club’s program for helping disadvantaged students. The schools provide the donated computers only to low income families with children who were well motivated to succeed. In response to the donation, Grass Fork Elementary provided a photo collage of students that benefited from the TAP donation. The picture is hanging in the TAP office here in Tellico Village.
There are other schools in nearby counties that we can assist by providing systems for their students. That cannot be done without equipment to refurbish, and at the present time TAP has critical need for more computers and monitors. There are days when there is nothing for volunteers to work on. If you have computer equipment that is not being used, please bring it to TAP. WE NEED IT!
Welcome to Spring with long warm days and fun ahead.
We hope you got a lot of good information to help you make the plunge and: Cut the Cord! I would like to thank Gary Robertson, Dave Crowden, Jim Foss, and Gary Nye for the outstanding work they did in assembling and, most importantly, presenting the program “Cutting the Cord III.” Many of you have commented on how much easier this material was to understand by using actual, different perspectives based on the presenters’ experiences. It was a well attended evening filled with good information.
If you were unfortunate enough not to be at the program, the presentation slides are available to review at the Website in the Archive.
Please plan on attending the April 2nd General Meeting. We will be presenting a very special Program, by Dr. Terry Douglass, the founder of Provision Healthcare. This is a pioneering organization helping us all find better ways to treat Cancer. This is a very special chance for us to hear about this from the man who is at the heart of it. This special evening will mean a venue change. The meeting will be in the Sanctuary of the Community Church at Tellico Village.
WE NEED COMPUTERS for TAP!
We have almost no computers on hand to refurbish and be able to meet the current demand.
Please ask anyone and everyone like friends, business associates, places where you do business that if they are considering replacing their systems, to please consider donating the old ones to TAP. We need to get the word out that a very worthy cause is in need to keep helping children in need of a hand to a better future. The future is computerized, and children need to be able to use them to be able to compete.
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