The reason I really enjoy working for Ira Rosenberg and the Prime Motor Group is the pure positivity. Ira’s a sunny guy, and he surrounds himself with sunny people. Get together with them and the boost you get is literally like taking a shot of Vitamin B-12.
The guest of honor was Leslie Morissette, co-founder of Grahamtastic Connection, one of Prime’s favorite charities. General manager Vadim Makhlis, speaking on Ira's behalf, spoke glowingly about the charity and Morissette’s dedication.
Grahamtastic Connection provides laptops to seriously ill children. Morissette and Grahamtastic provide free laptops and Internet access to these children, age 18 and under. The “lending library” makes laptops available to kids throughout their medical treatment.
Grahamtastic concentrates on supporting seriously ill children who are having difficulty continuing their education while receiving medical treatment. The child’s social worker (or medical contact) makes a request, and Grahamtastic ships the laptop, which is later returned for other children to use – so that more kids can continue their education by completing homework assignments and connecting with their teachers and classrooms.
Since its relatively small-scale beginnings in 1998, Grahamtastic has donated hundreds of laptops, including a total of 155 in 2011 that brought the grand total to 577 at year’s end.
For more info, visit www.grahamtastic.org, especially if you’d like to find out about their 4th Annual Auction & Dance, which will be on March 3rd from 7 PM to midnight.
My thanks to the gang at Prime for letting me tag along as you honored Leslie Morissette and Grahamtastic Connection. It certainly brightened up the winter.