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Revel Consulting's Laptops Find Valuable Second Home With InterConnection.org PartnershipNew Partnership Reduces eWaste and Boosts Technology Access for Education Around the World (May 17, 2012)
KIRKLAND, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/17/12 -- Today, Revel Consulting (www.revelconsulting.com), a Kirkland, Washington-based business management consulting firm, announces a newly formed partnership with InterConnection.org, a nonprofit organization that helps charitable organizations worldwide achieve their missions by providing them refurbished computers. Through the partnership, Revel will donate retired laptops used by their associates for charitable reuse, and Revel employees will provide volunteer support at InterConnection.org technology donation drives in the Seattle area.
"InterConnection.org's dedication to driving computer reuse, not just recycling, through a self-sustaining, social enterprise model attracted me to join their board, support them through volunteering my time, and advocate donating Revel's retired hardware," said Michael Aldridge, Senior Associate at Revel Consulting and member of InterConnection.org's Board of Directors. "Collaborating in this way is a win for both Revel and InterConnection.org, but most importantly for the children who will have access to technology perhaps for the first time in their lives."
"We are very grateful for Revel Consulting's generous donation and offer of partnership," said Charles Brennick, Founder and Director of InterConnection.org. "Companies like Revel that choose to reuse their old laptops through InterConnection give new life to their assets in underserved communities in Seattle and around the world, while protecting the environment from eWaste"
Since 2009, InterConnection.org has grown quickly and now provides reuse, recycling and data destruction services across the United States, shipping refurbished computers and laptops worldwide to countries such as Chile, Belize, El Salvador, Tonga, New Guinea, Uganda, Romania, Pakistan, Peru and Cambodia. In their Seattle headquarters, InterConnection.org also provides computer training and education to low-income volunteers to gain valuable hands-on computer hardware training.
"We strive to keep our associates armed with the newest technology available, which until now meant our quality used laptops didn't have a home after we were done with them," said Brett Alston, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Revel Consulting. "Now we have a skilled partner in InterConnection.org who can ensure these computers are responsibly reused to bridge the digital divide and bring educational opportunities for children everywhere. On many levels this partnership aligns with our own Sustainable Giving program and we are proud to support them."
In its over 10 year history, InterConnection.org has shipped more than 30,000 computers to NGOs, schools, libraries, and community centers in 40 different countries, reaching more than 250,000 people. In the United States, InterConnection.org works with TechSoup to distribute refurbished computers to nonprofits across the country, having helped over 800 non-profits gain access to technology in all 50 states. More information on InterConnection.org can be found at: www.interconnection.org.
About Revel Consulting
Revel Consulting is a leading business management consulting firm founded on the belief that client success is achieved through PURE Consulting -- reduced barriers between great minds and great opportunities. Revel's associates are given the tools, authority, responsibility, and ownership to solve complex challenges with smart, efficient and proven processes. Based in Kirkland, Washington, Revel was founded in response to the market opportunity created by the fracturing of the large consulting firms and the need for nimble, mid-sized firms able to meet the needs of clients. Revel provides business solutions across industries such as high tech, mobile, retail, healthcare, and non-profit. In 2011, Revel was named the University of Washington Minority Owned Business of the Year for King County. In 2010, Revel was named one of "Seven Small Jewels" in the industry by Consulting Magazine and has been named one of the nation's fastest growing companies four consecutive years by Inc. Magazine's "Inc. 500/5000" list. More information on PURE Consulting can be found at www.revelconsulting.com or by following Revel on Twitter at: @revelconsulting.
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