On January 16, 2023, the Loyalty Foundation distributed 100 Chromebook laptops to School Age Child Care (SACC) participants in need at The Gateway Family YMCA in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union, NJ. The distribution event at the Elizabeth Branch was attended by David Neeman, Founder, Loyalty Foundation, Rahmean Pops, 211 Community Impact, and the entertainer Redman.
“It was a beautiful Martin Luther King Jr. Day and we were so pleased to collaborate with all the wonderful folks from The Gateway YMCA in Elizabeth, NJ to distribute the computers. The community and atmosphere was electric, and we can’t thank the incomparable Redman and Rahmean Pops of 211 Community Impact enough for supporting our equity empowerment mission. Seeing all the smiles on the families faces and knowing how much these computers will help them, means the world to us,” stated David Neeman, Founder, the Loyalty Foundation.
“We are very appreciative of The Loyalty Foundation, a strong partner to The Gateway Family YMCA and the families we serve. Access to technology is imperative to provide academic success and recovery from the learning loss experienced over these past few years. This donation opens a world of possibilities for our children,” Melynda A. Disla, President/Chief Executive Officer, The Gateway Family YMCA. “It was a heartwarming event and a great collaboration. We are truly thankful to Redman for taking the time to visit with families at our YMCA and brighten the smiles of all who attended. We are thankful to Rahmean Pops of 211 Community Impact for joining the Loyalty Foundation in sharing the gift of technology with our students.”
The computer donation was made possible by The Loyalty Foundation, a New York City-based 501(c)(3) Public Charity providing computers technology-based education programs to underserved K-12 youth populations across the U.S.
The Chromebooks were distributed to SACC families on a first-come-first-serve basis at the 3 different locations of The Gateway Family YMCA: Elizabeth Branch, Five Points Branch, and Rahway Branch.
About The Loyalty Foundation
Founded by former Assistant District Attorney David Neeman in New York City, The Loyalty Foundation was created to attack the disparity between those who have access to opportunities and those who do not. The Loyalty Foundation considers technology to be the great opportunity equalizer of the future. Educational opportunity creates pathways for positive change and rising futures. The Loyalty Foundation develops technology education, programming and provides funding and resources to ignite positive change in communities. For more information about The Loyalty Foundation visit www.loyaltyfoundation.org
About The Gateway Family YMCA
The Gateway Family YMCA is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other. Serving Eastern Union County and Northern Middlesex County since 1900, the Y focuses on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y ensure that all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive. For more information about The Gateway Family YMCA visit www.tgfymca.org.