Simplex-IT to host virtual fundraiser during August in honor of non-profit Open M

Simplex-IT to host virtual fundraiser during August in honor of non-profit Open M

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Simplex-IT is celebrating it's 13-year anniversary with goal of raising $10,000 for Christian non-profit organization

July 31, 2020; Stow, Ohio – Simplex-IT, a Managed Service Provider in IT support, will celebrate its 13th anniversary during the month of August. To celebrate the company’s birthday, Simplex-IT has joined forces with Open M, a Christian non-profit organization, to raise money to provide food for Akron’s disadvantaged population.

The fundraiser will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic allowing individuals or groups to donate funds online. Simplex-IT has pledged to match all donations to the virtual fundraiser up to $5,000 (totaling $10,000). The funds will then be used to stock Open M’s food bank and medical clinic allowing the organization to serve those in need.

Simplex-IT was founded in 2007 by CEO Bob Coppedge and since its beginnings, has become a part of the local fabric of businesses in Stow. Simplex-IT has focused on providing customers with high-quality tech support and has worked with a variety of groups to help raise funds and give back to the local community.

Open M’s mission is to provide local individuals and families a pathway out of poverty. The organization does this by feeding the hungry, attending to the sick, and building strong community bonds. Open M provides free programs and services to the area that include a food bank, hot lunch program, medical clinic, and much more. Simplex-IT has seen the amazing work that Open M has done in the area and aims to raise money to help feed needy families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the fundraiser’s organizers, just $25 can buy 10 pounds of food for the Open M food bank. Simplex-IT aims to match donations up to $5,000 which would enable the company to donate the equivalent of 2 tons of food.

Open M has been working in the Akron area since 1968. It was created during a time of mass poverty, crime, and civil unrest. Since its founding, it has worked relentlessly to help people emerge from the depths of poverty.

To donate to the Simplex-IT virtual fundraiser, please visit the donation page at

For more information on Simplex-IT, please visit the company’s website at To learn more about Open M, please visit