IPSF, PTA join forces to recognize outstanding parent volunteers and leaders. Our
very own Rosalyn Reasor has done above and beyond what one normally does for their
community. She has been honored by Irvine Unified Council PTA as Volunteer of the
QuickStart and Microsoft were invited to volunteer at a local Santa Ana Red Cross
event. This event was supporting local Santa Ana underprivileged children. Santa
Ana School District teachers were allowed to nominate any student that they believed
was not going to have a great holiday this year. Those students and their families
were invited to this amazing event. There were about 800 total people invited to
the event, and they had a blast at the carnival type festivities at the event. Several
children walked away with more gifts than they could carry on their own, and two
lucky children walked away with a new bicycle!
QuickStart and their partners within IAMCP SoCal (International
Association of Microsoft Channel Partners) came together to help support
the Boys & Girls Club and the Susan G Koman Foundation to donate toys and cash to
help underprivileged children kick off the holiday season! As a collective group,
we were able to donate over 100 toys and two Xboxes with Kinect to the Boys & Girls
Club. Many of these children will not receive any gifts this year, so everything
we were able to put together was greatly appreciated. Earlier in the year the Boys
and Girls Club’s Xbox was stolen from the club and all of the kids were so disappointed.
With the generous donations from IAMCP SoCal, the children now have two Xboxes with
Kinect to enjoy in their facility.
QuickStart’s Chau Dao, Renee Sistek, Joseph Ford and Nick Lewis plus their friends
and families joined together to donate their time, energy and great tasting food
to Mary’s Place Day Center in Seattle, WA. Mary’s Place Day Center is a weekday
program that provides a welcoming and accepting environment where homeless women
and their children can build community, enrich their days and find resources to
restore their lives.
QuickStart Intelligence is proud to announce that senior Microsoft Certified Trainer,
Mark Wheatley, volunteered to instruct a two-week boot camp course to future IT
professionals in Haiti. This course contributed to the success of a rigorous six
month IT program that includes specialized Microsoft courses, internships, and certification
exams. In addition, students are required to invest hours of intense study and lab