Thursday, August 19, 2010

Amerigroup Donates More Than 100 Computers to Georgia Nonprofits

/PRNewswire/ -- At a ceremony today in Atlanta, Amerigroup Corporation (NYSE:AGP) announced the donation of more than 100 gently used computers to 13 community organizations throughout Georgia.

The 103 computers will go to organizations that help children and families, such as Families First and Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless, and to job readiness organizations, such as Cobb Works and the Goodwill Centers of North Georgia (Duluth/Decatur). The computers also will be used by businesses to take and track orders and to help educate children.

Atlanta organizations such as Families First, the Empty Stocking Fund and Helping Hands Outreach, as well as Savannah organizations Youth Futures Authority/St. Pius Resource Center and Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless, each will receive at least 10 computers. Other organizations receiving some of the computers include Zion Hill Community Development Corporation, STAND (Standing to Achieve New Direction), The Ryan Cameron Foundation, The Burke Community Partnership and Vision, Inc. Some of the equipment also is being donated to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's Centers of Hope, which are newly renovated recreational centers that have been closed for years.

All of the computers and monitors are HP desktop or laptop models. The contributions are part of an Amerigroup program that donates gently used equipment to community organizations across the country.

"Amerigroup Community Care appreciates the opportunity to partner with these local organizations that strive to help others," said Amerigroup Georgia Chief Operating Officer Francesca Gary, who attended the event. "Amerigroup's mission is to help those who may need a little more assistance in their care, and we value the opportunity to give back to our communities in a meaningful and beneficial manner."

Georgia Sens. Renee Unterman, Jason Carter (grandson of former President Jimmy Carter) and Ronald Ramsey; and Rep. Randal Mangham and DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson all were scheduled to attend the event, which was held at Atlanta's Atlantic Station.

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