As disparities in access and education have become increasingly clear during the coronavirus pandemic that continues to impact in-person learning, The Webby Awards has teamed with Comp-U-Dopt to deliver used computers to students in need.
Comp-U-Dopt, a nonprofit that exists to provide technology access and education, is dedicated to helping to close the digital divide for students across the United States. With COVID-19 infections continuing to rise, schools and governments are scrambling to keep students connected in virtual classes. But significant numbers of children throughout the country are still without access to computers at home.
To help fill the gap, The Webby Awards has teamed with Comp-U-Dopt to encourage its community of Internet professionals to step in and step up.
According to the Pew Research Center, 46 percent of low-income families lack access to a computer at home. And United States Census Bureau data points to approximately 13 million families across the country facing the same challenge. With supply chain delays and the global demand for devices at an all-time high, Comp-U-Dopt’s approach is one of the most efficient and real viable methods that delivers for low-income students.
Individuals and companies interested in donating devices that are scrubbed to Department of Defense standards by Comp-U-Dopt can find detailed instructions on how and where to mail devices at Comp-u-Dopt. Donors can select a region where Comp-U-Dopt operates which includes communities in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, D.C..
Don’t wait. Donate today and get a device you no longer need into the hands of someone who desperately does.