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SupplyHouse.com, Melville based e-commerce company that sells plumbing and HVAC supplies, donated $185,000 worth of Chromebooks to Wyandanch High School to provide students with the resources needed as they continue the school year.
"Achieving great success is purposeless unless people are being helped along the way."
The high school has a minority enrollment of 100 percent with 52 percent of students identifying as Hispanic and 48 percent identifying as Black. SupplyHouse.com values equality and is working to support minority communities by offering them access to more resources. With COVID-19 still a concern, the district is following all guidelines and protocols and is offering students both in-person and remote learning options. Students in Wyandanch High School will greatly benefit from the new Chromebooks to enable them to maximize their learning opportunities regardless of which learning option they selected.
Two of SupplyHouse.com's core values are respect and generosity which align with this donation. Initially, SupplyHouse.com struggled to locate in-stock Chromebooks as a result of the global shortage. Joshua Meyerowitz, founder and CEO at SupplyHouse.com, and David Acuna Correra, SupplyHouse.com network engineer, worked hard to find available stock to provide to the students of Wyandanch High School.
Thankfully, SupplyHouse.com was able to locate an in-stock supply and has already delivered 250 laptops. The remaining 381 are expected to arrive by Nov. 23.
"The morale of the building shot up another 100 percent,” Wyandanch High School Principal Paul Sibblies said when discussing the excitement of the first delivery. "These kids were coming down to the office, grabbing their Chromebooks, and reporting back to the classroom. You can just see the joy and light in their faces. I thank Josh for his kind heart and passion to help these kids develop into becoming productive citizens in Wyandanch. The Chromebooks that he is providing are an extreme asset that will inspire and enable our scholars to achieve their goals," he added.