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Facebook Donates Laptops
A welcome visit in a Rutherford County elementary school classroom this morning from the social media giant Facebook.
A class of fifth graders at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy got a visit from staff from Facebook's Forest City Data Center, stopping in to deliver a Mac laptop.
It's part of the the company's "Fifth Grade Frontiers" program, which started in 2011, as a way to kickstart the use of technology among young students.
Tuesday night, Keven McCammon, Facebooks Forest City data center manager will present 10 laptops to the Rutherford County School District at its board meeting.
Facebook has donated more than 30 laptops to county schools since 2011.
The company has also launched the third round of its Community Action Grants, and the application window will close at midnight on Friday, Sept. 13.
A total of $125,000 in grants will be distributed this year.
Groups may apply for a maximum of $15,000 per 501(c)(3) registration.
In a press release, eligible non-profits can submit their application by clicking the Grants link at facebook.com/ForestCityDataCenter.