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Garrick-Aug makes sure Chelsea's needy get a Dell.

Garrick-Aug Associates Store Leasing, Inc. has contributed 44 "gently used" Dell computers with monitors and peripheral equipment to the Hudson Guild Hudson Guild is a multi-service, multi-generational, community-based organization rooted in and primarily focused on the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. It was founded in 1895. , a neighborhood settlement house with 109 years of service to the Chelsea community on Manhattan's West Side, announced Lawrence J. Selevan, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Garrick-Aug.

When the company upgraded its technology last December, management elected to donate the older models to a worthy organization that could distribute the computers to the families of school children. Director of development services Michael Kramer acted as coordinator for the donation. Mr. Kramer had partnered with the Hudson Guild for many years on community-friendly activities when he was vice-chairman of Community Board 4.

"We are pleased to give back something substantial to one of the communities we serve," said Mr. Kramer. "This is a 501(c) (3) that relies on a large portion of its funding to be supplemented through private sources. Contributing our used computers to an organization with such a wide variety of educational programs was a natural solution for us and a benefit for them."

A small gathering was held in West Chelsea at the Children's Center, at 459 W. 26th St., with 40 neighborhood families enjoying refreshments re·fresh·ment  
1. The act of refreshing or the state of being refreshed.

2. Something, such as food or drink, that refreshes.

3. refreshments A snack or light meal and drinks.
 and participating in a raffle for a dozen of the computer systems. The remaining computers were distributed to the Guild's facilities for needy need·y  
adj. need·i·er, need·i·est
1. Being in need; impoverished. See Synonyms at poor.

2. Wanting or needing affection, attention, or reassurance, especially to an excessive degree.
 seniors and operational needs. Attending the drawing from Garrick-Aug were Mr. Kramer, Alicia Uhlman, director of business development, and Leroy Salmon, director of operations. The Hudson Guild staff members attending the event were Janice McGuire, executive director, Kate Sheleg, community outreach Outreach is an effort by an organization or group to connect its ideas or practices to the efforts of other organizations, groups, specific audiences or the general public.  coordinator and LeeAnn Scaduto, director of children and youth services at The Children's Center.

The Hudson Guild is a non-profit organization A non-profit organization (abbreviated "NPO", also "non-profit" or "not-for-profit") is a legally constituted organization whose primary objective is to support or to actively engage in activities of public or private interest without any commercial or monetary profit purposes.  founded in 1895 as a settlement house for the Chelsea neighborhood. Today it is a leading New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 outreach organization that provides a wide range of services, including after school programs, youth development programs, counseling services, educational programs, nutritional programs and more.
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Title Annotation:Transcripts; Garrick-Aug Associates Store Leasing Inc.
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 16, 2005
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