A vacation mission for one

Cary, NC, December 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – As we near the end of the holiday season, many charities are feeling the pinch of a new holiday season strained by COVID, inflation and supply chain shortages. Nonprofits, which typically see their donations increase in December, see fewer donations this year, and are looking for a way to close the gap and provide families with much-needed vacation supplies.

One such organization, the North Carolina-based Durham Rescue Mission, began a public appeal for help in early December. “There’s a real struggle this year, we can really feel it,” CEO Rob Tart told WRAL-TV, Raleigh’s NBC affiliate. “We have people calling us in difficulty. There are a lot of kids who are going to need toys this year, so it’s really important that we have these toys. “

The Durham Rescue Mission will host its 44th annual Christmas dinner and toy distribution on December 23 and expects more than 2,000 children to attend. The event begins at 10:00 am at 1201 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701. After learning that the charity may not be able to meet needs this year, neighboring tech training company INE steps in to help.

INE, based in Cary, North Carolina, provides technical training to thousands of IT professionals around the world. INE team members worked with Ali Cat Toys, a toy store dedicated to delivering unique educational toys and books headquartered in Carrboro, NC, to fill boxes, bins, carts and bags with toys worth $ 15,000 to fill the gap for those in need. Members of the INE team, along with Ali Cat Toys owner Irene Kesselman and a team from the Durham Rescue Mission, loaded the toys into a truck just in time for dozens of volunteers sort them into gift bags to distribute to children on December 23.

“So many people are suffering right now, and if we can make even a small difference, we will do everything we can to help,” said INE CEO Richard McLain. “We love our community and are proud of the way our team always comes together when needed. Whether it’s people in our own backyard who need our help, or people halfway around the world, we are mission-driven as an organization to give back to those who have it. need, reduce barriers to careers in technology and be a leader in education.

This is exactly what the tech training organization did through a Giving Tuesday partnership with the international nonprofit coding association Scratch Foundation. Scratch is the world’s largest free coding community for kids and empowers young people to create digital stories and games, and opens doors for a future generation of successful professionals. As part of an ongoing effort to lower technological barriers, INE has donated 5% of its Cyber ​​Monday and Giving Tuesday sales to Scratch.

“I am proud to lead a company that prioritizes good for good,” said McLain. “As we continue to grow in leaps and bounds, we look forward to continuing to give exponentially to those who need it most and nurture the next generation of learners.” ”

About INE:

INE is the leading online technical training provider for the IT industry. Leveraging the world’s most powerful hands-on lab platform, cutting-edge technology, a global video distribution network, and world-class expert instructors, the INE is the premier training choice for Fortune 500 companies globally. and for IT professionals looking to advance their careers. INE’s suite of learning paths offer unparalleled expertise in cybersecurity, cloud, networking and data science. INE is committed to providing the most advanced technical training on the planet, while lowering barriers worldwide for those seeking to enter and excel in an IT career.

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