“McTech Angels” Donate Computers for Students at Moulton School

Tonight, a partnership called “McTech Angels” – a collaboration between Corinthian Baptist Church, a Des Moines-area McDonald’s franchisor and other businesses – is donating 50 new computers for use by students at Moulton Extended Learning Center. The following is their press release on tonight’s event and their reasons for supporting students at Moulton.

McTech Angels is donating 50 computers for students at Moulton School.

Corinthian Baptist Church in partnership with McDonald’s Owner/Operators Larry & Brenda Brown as well as area local businesses will give away 50 brand new netbook computers to students at the Moulton Extended Learning Center on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 6:00 PM at the Corinthian Baptist Church. The unique partnership called “McTech Angels” is a collaboration between church and corporate entities in an effort to benefit the lives of Des Moines Public School students and empower them to be competitive in a technologically dependent society.

“We are seeking to make a difference in our community by blessing students at Moulton who have demonstrated good discipline, academic achievement and financial need,” said Rev. Michael Burton, Senior Pastor of the Corinthian Baptist Church.  “We want to do more than just give words of congratulations; we want to empower them with brand new netbooks that will assist them in their academic pursuits.  Thus our church, McDonald’s and area local businesses have put our money where our mouths are to bless and empower these students.”

The event will actually be the kickoff of what all collaborators have agreed to be an annual event which will be held during the Christmas season following the February 24th  presentation.  It is anticipated that next year’s event will award 100 computers to Des Moines Public School students. 

The idea of McTech Angels was birthed by the Corinthian Church and Larry & Brenda Brown who have been McDonald’s restaurant franchisors for 12 years originally operating McDonald’s restaurants in the Minneapolis, MN metro area.  In 2011 The Browns purchased 10 McDonald’s restaurants in the Des Moines area.  “The mission of McTech Angels is to enrich and bless the lives of a child by giving the gift of empowerment, a cherished smile and a Netbook computer,” said Larry Brown.  “The children of our communities are our future and it is important to set them up to succeed especially when we have the power to make a difference in their lives.”

The 50 Students were chosen from the Moulton Extended Learning Center, a part of the Des Moines Public School System.  The students had to demonstrate good discipline throughout the academic year as well as good academic achievement.  The final criteria financial need in order to qualify for the program.  “These students are definitely worthy of recognition and worthy of receiving something that will empower them for the future,” stated Craig Saddler, Principal at Moulton.  “It is great to see the church and local business join together to empower our youth for future years.”

The McTech Angels Netbook Computer Giveaway will take place at the Corinthian Baptist Church where the 50 students will be presented with their Netbook Computers along with friends and family.  Des Moines Area Public School officials will be present including Nancy Sebring, Superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools.  Des Moines School Board members as well as other elected officials will be present including Ronald McDonald.  The event is open to the public.

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