DOWNEY - The Downey Kiwanis Foundation has donated $50,000 to the Downey Unified School District for a new computer lab at East Middle School.The donation was made at a presentation ceremony Jan. 25. "We are so grateful to the Downey Kiwanis," said Brent Shubin, principal at East Middle School. "Our computer lab is now up to date with the latest technology and it is being used all the time. "In tough financial times like these, it is wonderful to have the support of organizations like the Kiwanis Club." Downey Kiwanis Club was established in 1924. Its charitable foundation contributes to worthy projects that serve the local community. With its most recent donation, the Kiwanis Foundation has now contributed $50,000 towards a computer lab for each school within the Downey school district. "Downey Kiwanis has been a longtime technology supporter in the Downey Unified School District," said Robert Becker, technology education teacher at East. "Their continued support enables our students to continue to learn with the latest state of the art technology." Fernando Vasquez, a member of Downey Kiwanis Club, said the donation "will have an immediate impact on a child's education and serve access to a world of knowledge." "We hope this revitalizes student interest in aerospace, engineering, math and science," he said. Residents interested in joining Downey Kiwanis Club are invited to attend a free lunch meeting. Meetings are held every Thursday at noon and the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Rio Hondo Event Center.
********** Published: February 19, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 44