WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been named the “2009 Corporate Donor of the Year” by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina.
The award was given in recognition of Wake Forest Baptist’s donation of more than 2,300 computers and laptops from 2008 to 2009. The relationship between Wake Forest Baptist and Goodwill has also helped provide work for individuals with barriers to employment and generate funding to support workforce development programs.
“This award is such an honor for the Medical Center. “We are delighted to be able to support Goodwill in its efforts to help the community and hope to continue this relationship for years to come,” said James McSawley, manager of Information Technology Security at Wake Forest Baptist.
The relationship between Wake Forest Baptist and Goodwill started in April 2007 when the Medical Center was looking for ways to dispose of out-dated computers. Goodwill refurbishes these computers and sells them at its University Parkway store. Unusable parts are recycled or properly disposed.
This award was presented at the 2009 Goodwill Awards Banquet on Nov. 5. This event is held annually to recognize outstanding achievements of individuals and invaluable contributions for local businesses.
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