Sweet Leaf Tea Donates 40 Computers to Big Brothers Big Sisters


The Sweet Leaf Tea Company this week donated 40 laptop and desktop computers to the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, a non-profit serving the needs of children ages 6-16 in central Texas.

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and will use the equipment to train and familiarize children with skills used throughout their lifetime. The organization will provide 90,000 hours of mentoring to 1,500 children in Central Texas this year as well as $190,000 in scholarship money via BBBS' Foundation to Littles pursuing higher education.

"In this day in age, computers are a necessity and a crucial resource for children in everything from their school work to basic development. It is truly an honor for us to be a part of this initiative," said Danny Witte, Assistant Marketing Manager of Sweet Leaf Tea.

we are very excited and grateful for the company's donation as it will make a large impact for the children and families that we work with here in central Texas," said Brent Fields, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters

The gift was valued at $15,000. The equipment, to be distributed this month, is no more than two years old and consists of 28 laptops.

"We are thrilled to help the children of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in any way we can," said Witte.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is ranked in the top five percent nationally for program quality. Last year more than 97 percent of our Little Brothers and Sisters stayed in school, improved their grades and avoided early parenting. For more information, visit www.bigmentoring.org.

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