Feb. 28, 2013

Contact: Bevin Theodore, Director of PR & Communications


800-25-PEACE, ext. 7797


Shire Pharmaceutical donates 56 laptops to KidsPeace 

shire-pharmaceutical-kidspeaceOREFIELD – KidsPeace is immensely grateful for community partners who help us run our organization more smoothly.

On Wednesday, Shire Pharmaceutical, of Wayne, Pa., donated 56 gently-used Dell laptops and docking stations to KidsPeace. Christian Bauer (left in photo), delivered the computers to Patrick Slattery, KidsPeace director of development. These computers, worth about $28,000, will replace some older models throughout our corporation.

About KidsPeace

For 130 years, KidsPeace has been building on its expertise to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities throughout the United States. Through its comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; unique psychiatric hospital and foster care and community-based programs, KidsPeace is dedicated to helping people connect, transform and overcome their challenges to ensure a stable future, transition to adulthood and gain independence. Since its doors opened in 1882, more than 200,000 children have participated in one of the multitude of programs KidsPeace offers. For additional resources or more information on how to get involved, become a foster parent or make a donation, please visit Follow us at or on Twitter @KidsPeace.