“The entire system has come together quite nicely and our pilots love it, but there were several obstacles to overcome along the way,” Rossini said. “The first issue I ran into was where to securely store 10 iPads while keeping them charged. After a few hours of searching online, I found a charging tower designed for schools or malls as a secure place to charge devices. We got in touch with the company and they enabled a back-end management system that allows us to set the PIN codes for each locker. It’s a significant investment at $4,000, but the cost of replacing 10 iPads is just as much. It is also nice because we have a few extra lockers to expand into or the instructors can use them to charge their own devices between flights,” Rossini said.
Mobile device charging station part of a life-altering makeover at Covenant House shelter in Los Angeles
The homeless teens and young adults who come to Covenant House California are hoping for a fresh start in life. To help them gain independence and put them on a path to success, Covenant House gives them food, shelter, clothing, education, and emotional support. And thanks to a recent makeover by Oprah Winfrey, homeless youth served by the Los Angeles branch now have access to a state-of-the-art to keep their phones and other devices fully charged and secure so they can complete schoolwork, look for a job, or even just stay in touch with family and friends.