Earlier this year, Charter One Bank announced an initiative to give iMacs to schools in six states. Today the Bank made a donation of 11 iMacs and a network printer for use in the Library/Media Center at Lincoln Academy #44 in Buffalo.
The initiative, dubbed the One-Click Fund, encouraged customers to sign-up for online banking with the company; when a customer signed up, the bank made a contribution to the fund.
Linda Barton, manager of Charter One Branch 728 in Buffalo, presented the computers to school principal Gil Hargrave during a computer class.
“Charter One is pleased to be able to contribute these computers to Lincoln Academy,” said Jon Little, vice president, regional sales manager for Charter One. “Computers and technology have changed the way our children learn in school, and it is the responsibility of all of us to make sure every child has the educational tools they will need to succeed.”
The One-Click Fund is donating more than $100,000 worth of computer equipment to eight schools in the six states where Charter One Bank operates. Recipient schools are located in Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Springfield, MA, Burlington, VT, Albany, Buffalo and Rochester, New York.