iolo technologies Donates Award-winning System Mechanic to Pilgrim Place and RPJ Housing

Community program centers benefit from improved PC performance with iolo’s System Mechanic

LOS ANGELES, CA – Mar 29, 2011 – iolo technologies, named the fastest-growing company in the U.S. by the American Business Awards in both 2010 and 2009, today announced a donation of more than 400 copies of award-winning System Mechanic to Pilgrim Place in Claremont, CA and RPJ Housing in Alexandria, VA.

Licensed by the State of California as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Claremont’s Pilgrim Place is a senior community for those called to careers in religious and charitable non-profit organizations who wish to reside in an intellectually stimulating, ecologically sensitive, personally active environment. Since 1915, it has been a home to thousands of people and currently houses more than 320 residents.

“iolo’s donation of System Mechanic for all the residents was greeted with amazement and enthusiasm,” said Judy Wallace, resident technology expert at Pilgrim Place. “Thanks to System Mechanic’s easy-to-use interface and automatic maintenance technology, the residents will be finally able to enjoy optimum PC performance and I look forward to having fewer technical support calls.”

Alexandria’s RPJ Housing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strengthens communities across Northern Virginia by preserving and developing decent, affordable housing to address the needs of limited-income individuals and families. In its 33 years of operation, RPJ Housing has provided millions of dollars worth of services, at no cost to the recipients, to communities across northern Virginia.

”At RPJ Housing, we have lots of old, sluggish computers that have greatly benefited from using iolo’s System Mechanic,” said Eric Bonetti, executive director at RPJ Housing. “A good set of utilities makes a huge difference to a small non-profit with no dedicated IT resources.”

“No household, business or community organization should have to put up with the frustrations, wasted time and lost money caused by slow computers,” said JJ Schoch, VP of marketing at iolo technologies. “We are excited iolo’s System Mechanic can return Pilgrim Place’s and RPJ Housing’s computers back to their optimal condition, helping the communities and these important non-profits that serve them.”

iolo technologies has been driving a wide-ranging ecologically conscious campaign since 2008 to lower the number of prematurely decommissioned computers, currently estimated at more than 100 million annually, 82 percent of which were discarded after only 30 months of use. Donations such as these help the recipients continue using their computers in optimal condition for longer, preventing their premature discarding and unnecessary e-waste. These two donations follow iolo’s donation of 1,300 copies of System Shield and Search and Recover to USO in July 2010 and 2,000 copies of System Mechanic and DriveScrubber to LA SHARES in May 2009.

About Pilgrim Place
Pilgrim Place was founded in 1915 and since then, it has been a home to thousands of persons who have served as leaders of religious and charitable non-profit organizations throughout the world, including commissioned or ordained missionaries, ministers, theological seminary faculty, college professors of religion, denominational executives, YMCA/YWCA staff, community organizers, and peace and justice advocates. Pilgrim Place currently houses more than 320 residents, who continue their lifelong mission of serving others in “retirement.” Additional information is available at

About RPJ Housing
RPJ Housing was founded in 1978 by the Rev. Robert Pierre Johnson, a minister in the National Capital Presbytery who was committed to serving the community by providing affordable housing. A non-profit organization, RPJ today continues to develop and preserve affordable housing for limited income individuals and families across Northern Virginia. Affordable housing services provided by the organization include multifamily rental housing, transitional housing, affordable home ownership and volunteer home repair programs. To date, the organization has built, renovated and managed over 2,900 affordable housing units. Additional information is available at

About iolo technologies
Crowned the Fastest-Growing Company in the United States in both 2010 and 2009 by the American Business Awards, iolo technologies, LLC ( produces award-winning software that repairs, optimizes, and protects Windows computers. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Los Angeles, iolo has presence in 33 countries, more than 36 million users worldwide, and hundreds of awards from industry analysts and media. The iolo product line includes System Mechanic®, the #1 best-selling PC performance software that uses cutting-edge patented technologies; System Mechanic Professional®, an all-in-one suite of both PC performance and security tools; Search and Recover™, a powerful data recovery tool for retrieving deleted files and photos; DriveScrubber®, the #1 best-selling utility for permanently erasing data from hard drives; as well as System Shield®, performance-focused antivirus and antispyware software. For more information see