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iPADS for Soldiers: Summer Kick Off

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In May and June we will be raising money and awareness for iPads for Soldiers. On May 24th, 2012 there will be a drink special at George to start your Memorial Day weekend. On June 2nd, 2012 we will have a summer kick-off party at a location TBD.

About the Organization:
http://www.ipadsforsoldiers.org/
In 2010, Winnie Pritchett, whose son served in Afghanistan, founded iPads for Soldiers out of her Florida home. Winnie wanted to help the troops in a more sustainable fashion beyond the thoughtful care packages they receive. She decided to collect funds for iPads by throwing a “Holiday Cheer” fundraiser at her home in Miami. Since then, iPads for Soldiers has raised enough money to ship over 660 iPads to U.S. troops overseas, and those recovering State-side.

The first foundation of its kind, iPads for Soldiers harnesses the iPad’s technology to transform the daily lives of our soldiers. While abroad, soldiers serving in remote regions have no smart phone and no way to carry heavy books or computers in their 110-lb rucksacks. iPads for Soldiers strives to give U.S. soldiers their own means to entertain and express themselves or connect via Skype and e-mail with family members. Of equal importance, iPads for Soldiers donates half the tablet computers to wounded veterans back home that often spend weeks or even months away from loved ones recuperating in military hospitals. In addition to allowing hospitalized soldiers to watch movies, read books, and communicate with loved ones, the iPads’ touch screens are very user friendly for soldiers with injuries to their hands or arms. The tablets also allow those with traumatic head injuries to keep appointments, set reminders, and generally help wounded soldiers document their most effective physical therapies. In summary, there is no limit to the positive impact these devices have on our men and women in uniform.

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