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ST. PAUL, MINN. (February 16, 2022) –The Affinity Plus Foundation is pleased to announce a recent truck donation to Minnesota Tech for Success. The 26’ delivery truck will bring equitable access to technology throughout the state of Minnesota.

Minnesota Tech for Success’s mission is to create digital equity for students in need by partnering with schools and educational organizations to provide technology access, engaging STEM programming, and IT workforce development in underserved communities.

“At the Affinity Plus Foundation, we’ve been supporting educators and students for years in a number of capacities, but the onset of the pandemic opened our eyes the great disparities our communities are experiencing as it pertains to access to reliable technology for students,” said Adam Layne, Senior Community Engagement Specialist, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union. “Over the past two years, we’ve committed ourselves as partners to Minnesota Tech for Success to help bridge this gap, and make technology more accessible for students who need it the most. This contribution is a huge step in the right direction to get more tech to more schools and students.”

For the last two years, Affinity Plus has partnered with Minnesota Tech for Success (previously known as Minnesota Computers for Schools), to help bridge the digital divide when it comes to access to technology across the state. Through their annual month-long Tech Drive Tuesday events, members of Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union and non-members alike could drop off and donate their unwanted computer equipment, all of which was repurposed for a student, school or community organization in need. This delivery truck will allow Minnesota Tech for Success to more efficiently and effectively both accept technology donations and distribute those donations across the state.

“Thank you to the Affinity Plus Foundation for the continued support of our mission,” said Tamara Gillard, Executive Director, Minnesota Tech for Success. “Helping Minnesota Tech for Success lease a truck will have an enormous impact on acquiring the necessary computer technology to help us create digital equity for Minnesota students.”

To learn more about the Affinity Plus Foundation, please visit: https://www.affinityplusfoundation.org

Based in St. Paul, Minn., Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, financial cooperative that puts people first above profits. Members of Affinity Plus receive maximum value through competitive rates, minimal fees, and unique, member-centric products and programs. Established in 1930, Affinity Plus has 28 branches located throughout Minnesota and is owned by more than 200,000 members. Affinity Plus has over $2 billion in assets. Additional information is available at www.affinityplus.org or by calling (800) 322-7228.