April 28, 2010 | Atlanta-based MDI Group joins TechBridge to support the construction of its sixth Technology Community Habitat House, in partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. TechBridge is locally-based nonprofit dedicated to helping other nonprofits use technology to do more and help more people. Sixteen corporate sponsors have joined together to continue the annual tradition of building a new home for a working Atlanta family. Construction will begin on April 29, 2010 at the home’s site near the Oakland City neighborhood in southwest Atlanta. A dedication ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2010 to celebrate the project’s completion.
Corporate sponsors of TechBridge’s 2010 Technology Habitat House include: MDI Group, AGL Resources, CCCi, The Coca-Cola Company, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, GE Energy, iGate Corporation, InterContinental Hotels Group, Landis+Gyr, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Pyramid Consulting, Southern Company, Synergis, Teradata Corporation, Vertex Business Services and Wipro. More than half of the 2010 sponsors are long-time participants in the TechBridge Habitat build project.
“An enormous part of what defines MDI Group is our commitment to charity, so we are extremely honored to be participating in the Habitat Build again this year,” says Ella Koscik, MDI Group CEO. “As a company and as individuals, this effort is reflective of the employee base we have the core values MDI has built for more than 20 years. The Habitat Build is especially meaningful to us because we’re able to work together with so many of our clients in a ‘hands-on’ environment to support families achieving the goal of home ownership. That’s just an amazing thing for all of us to be a part of.”
Through the sponsorship program facilitated by TechBridge, the participating companies have contributed more than $75,000 to build the Technology Community Habitat House and will collectively provide 280 volunteers for the more than 2,000 volunteer hours needed to complete the project.
“TechBridge is honored to facilitate the annual Technology Community Habitat House build,” said TechBridge CEO, Kathleen Kurre. “This project is a tangible demonstration of the generosity of Atlanta’s technology community.”
TechBridge is an Atlanta-based nonprofit with one mission – to help nonprofits use technology to increase capacity to serve our community. We focus on technology enabling nonprofits to focus on their mission. TechBridge has provided IT consulting, hosting and outsourcing services to hundreds of nonprofits, helping them harness the productivity gains long since enjoyed by the corporate sector. As an affiliate of the NPower Network, TechBridge has facilitated the donation of millions of dollars in Microsoft software and connects the needs of nonprofits with the skills and financial resources of the technology community. The Digital Ball ®, TechBridge’s signature fundraiser brings together Atlanta’s technology community to celebrate the impact technology can have in strengthening our community. For more information about TechBridge and Digital Ball sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.techbridge.org.
About Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, one of more than 1,700 U.S. affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing affordable housing to working families. Since 1983, volunteers from corporations and from faith-based and civic organizations have worked in partnership with qualified homebuyers to construct affordable, green, quality homes, which are then purchased through no-interest mortgages. To date, Atlanta Habitat has built almost 1,050 homes in the City of Atlanta and the metropolitan area. For more information, please visit www.atlantahabitat.org or call 404-223-5180.
About MDI Group
MDI Group is a premier IT Workforce Solutions provider with more than 20 years expertise in finding ‘best-fit’ IT talent for mid-sized to Fortune 500 clients nationwide. Offering IT Staffing Solutions and Contingent Workforce Management, MDI Group has recorded profitable growth every year since it was established in 1988. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, MDI Group has also been named one of Atlanta’s 40 best places to work. To learn more about MDI Group, please visit www.mdigroup.com.