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Posted: July 30, 2013 - 12:47pm

Job Connection receives equipment, software donation

The Aiken Goodwill Job Connection has received a donation of equipment and software from the South Carolina Commission for the Blind.

Zoom Text software has been loaded onto five computers.

The software allows readers with vision impairment to magnify text on their screens or have the computer read the text to them.

The donation also included Enhanced Vision equipment which allows job seekers to read printed or projected materials, according to a news release from Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA.

Aiken Goodwill Job Connection is located at 1015 Pine Log Road, Aiken.

Donations being accepted for Fill-A-Bus campaign

The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce is having a Fill-A-Bus School Supply Campaign.

Monetary donations and school supplies are being accepted at the chamber’s office, 416 Calhoun Street, Johnston, through Aug. 12. The office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Suggested school supplies include binders, notebook paper, spiral notebooks, folders, calculators, glue sticks, student scissors, clipboards, crayons, markers, pens, pencils, copy paper, hand sanitizer and ink cartridges.

This year’s campaign is being held in memory of Sandra Friar, who was an employee of the Edgefield County School District and a member of the chamber’s Board of Directors.

Items collected will benefit Edgefield County schools.

For more information, call (803) 275-0010.

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