SRP Contributes to Casa Grande Boys & Girls Club
Contribution Supports Computer Lab for Kids and Much-Needed Computers for Staff
More kids will have access to computers at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley thanks to a generous donation from Salt River Project. The $65,000 donation will provide new technology equipment and furniture for the club’s new Computer Lab including 42 lab computers, furniture and other lab equipment. In addition, the grant will be used to provide new computers for administrative staff.
“In today’s world computer proficiency is a must,” said SRP Manager of O&M Baseload Generating and Gas Generation, Moh Saleh who also serves on the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley Board of Directors. “For a number of the kids, computer exposure at home is limited, so having access to computers through the Boys & Girls Club helps build their foundation for the future.”
Desert Basin Generating Station employees and their families volunteered their time and expertise to set up the computer lab. The new computer lab officially opens on May 6.
With SRP’s assistance, the Boys & Girls Club of the Casa Grande Valley will continue to provide the youth of the Casa Grande Valley with a safe place to go when they are not in school at their new, state-of-the-art facility, which opened this month.
“SRP has been a tremendous partner for many years, and this is just the latest in an ongoing series of generous contributions,” said Club Executive Director Matthew Lemberg. “Just in the last five years, SRP has provided funding for computers and furniture in our current Computer Lab, new flooring in many of our program rooms and a new ventilation system in our gym that helped us keep our gym cooler. And not only did they provide financial support for all of these projects, they also provided employee volunteers to lead, implement and assist with all of these projects. Our organization is grateful for the support from SRP and its employees, and this new Computer Lab project is another example of their commitment to our organization and the young people that we serve!”
During the school year, the Boys & Girls Club operates five after-school programs that serve more than 570 young people each day. In the summer, the club operates one summer program that serves approximately 200 young people each day. Last year, they served more than 4,200 youth with after-school and school-break programs; youth sports leagues (basketball and soccer) and outreach/special events.
As a community based not-for-profit water and energy company, SRP’s revenues are reinvested back into critical infrastructure to serve the millions of people who call the greater Phoenix area home. The utility also makes corporate contributions to nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services which meet the needs – and enhance the quality of life – for customers.
SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.