A fleet of mobile digital devices retired by Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union will now play a role in helping address and prevent child abuse and neglect in the local community.
DCECU recently donated 35 factory-reset iPad® mobile digital devices – many of them only very gently used – to CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region, a Saginaw-based nonprofit organization that offers prevention education, intervention and advocacy programs and services for children and families in both Saginaw and Bay counties.
The CAN Council provides Child Abuse Prevention Education programming, has a Court Appointed Special Advocates program that matches highly trained volunteers with children who are in the court system due to abuse or neglect, and runs Children’s Advocacy Centers that conduct forensic interviews and medical examinations of children who have been physically or sexually abused or have witnessed a violent act.
According to CAN Council President/CEO Suzanne Greenberg, the iPad® devices will serve a variety of purposes across the organization, including being used as response tools during interactive workshops, to collect survey and evaluation data from clients and program participants, as waiting-room time-passers for children receiving CAN Council services, and as registration and checkout terminals for CAN Council fundraisers and events.
To learn more about the CAN Council and their mission, visit cancouncil.org.
September 13th, 2017
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