Turkeys and Laptops

As a child, we depended on government assistance to make ends meet. We didn’t have much, but I remember how amazing it felt to gather around a turkey as a family during the holidays.

My freshman year at Thurgood Marshall High School, every incoming 9th grader got a free computer to take home. I used the computer to teach myself how to type without looking at the keyboard and research colleges.

I don’t know the names of the organizations that gave us turkeys or donated my computer, but their example continues to inform my values and the impact I seek to make in my work.

For the past two years, we have given away hundreds of Turkeys to residents of public housing during the holidays. At Mission BIt, we’ve leveraged our laptop donations to open computer labs at community centers, local churches and partner organizations.

You won’t find these photos on your social media timelines because I don’t do it for “The Gram” I do it for the people. Tomorrow many are going to ask you to give because it’s Tuesday. I ask that you make giving a daily routine and empowering communities a way of life.

Book Recommendation: Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success

Stevon Cook