Current estimates show that more than 75,000 computers are needed by students across Oregon to support distance learning (not to mention additional essential needs like telehealth).
That means tens of thousands of students are unable to access online learning, have limited ability to connect with teachers, cannot socialize with friends and more. As we look at the long term impacts of COVID-19 on our community and potential distance learning needs going into the fall, giving educators and families access to technology is a lifeline to help students continue their education and ensure they have the tools they need to thrive through this crisis.
In partnership with Free Geek, the business community is uniting to host a series of contactless drive-through technology collection sites across the Portland Metro region over a two week period beginning on May 27. Our ambitious goal is to collect 10,000 devices through both technology and financial contributions.