Hewlett Packard will donate $300,000 of technology equipment to support North Carolina’s public education system, according to a company statement.
“HP is dedicated to promoting education through technology and helping students achieve their goals,” said Melissa Robinson, HP Enterprise Services account executive based in Raleigh. “We welcome the opportunity to help educate North Carolina’s future business and community leaders.”
The donations include 161 laptops, 13 printers and other related hardware to be sent to Edgecombe County public schools and the Pamlico, Montgomery and Martin community colleges.
The philanthropic gift is part of the company’s global science innovation program.
“Our system is committed to providing students with the education and resources they need to become globally competitive citizens,” said Dr. Scott Ralls, president of the North Carolina Community College System. “HP’s contributions and support will go a long way toward helping these three colleges achieve this vision.”
HP administers the multi-billion dollar North Carolina Medicaid payment system for the Department of Health and Human Services.