Bluff Manufacturing donates equipment to The Ladder Alliance
March 11, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Mar. 11, 2016 – Bluff Manufacturing, a provider of material handling and warehouse safety equipment to companies throughout Canada, the U.S, Mexico, Caribbean and South America, recently donated technology equipment to The Ladder Alliance, a non-profit organization in Fort Worth, Texas, that supports female victims of domestic violence and low-income women.
Founded in 2002, The Ladder Alliance aims to provide women with the “tools to lead self-reliant, independent and successful lives.” The organization provides computer skills training and has grown from its first class of seven to serving nearly 400 each year.
Bluff donated computers, printers, computer accessories and servers, which it says will help programs such as the GED preparation course and expanded computer skills program.
“We are so grateful to Bluff Manufacturing for their very generous donation. Some of the donated desktops will be given to graduates who earn the designation of ‘Top of the Ladder,’” said Sharon Cox, executive director of The Ladder Alliance. “Graduates earn this designation through exemplary performance in the program. Being able to ‘earn’ these computers allows them to practice the skills they have learned in the program. For these graduates that have school age children, having a computer helps them with necessary homework as well.”
By “providing quality training in small group environments and fostering a culture for students to develop professional skills and image,” the alliance says it provides women a safe environment to claim independence.
“We have a strong commitment to helping our community. Providing Ladder Alliance with computer equipment that they can use in their training programs meets our mission to be an education provider for our partners, customers and community. We are happy to be able to support Ladder Alliance in their efforts,” added Andrea Curreri, president of Bluff Manufacturing.