Meet Sarah Anne, a student who received a refurbished laptop that was donated at Tech Drive Tuesday event.
“Having a computer will help me immensely. It is one of the most valuable tools I need in order to succeed. Not only are my classes 80% online but the freedom a computer gives makes my life so much easier. No longer do I have to figure when my dad works and when can I go to school to complete homework. No longer do I have to load all of my work on the few days I am at school. Now I have the freedom to do my schoolwork at home.”
In order to address the steep increase in demand for computers during the pandemic, we partnered with Affinity Plus and KARE 11 on 17 technology donation drives at Affinity Plus branches throughout the state of Minnesota. In total, we collected more than 60,000 pounds of equipment and were able to provide refurbished computers to hundreds of students in Minnesota.
When we received Sarah Anne’s application for a computer, we knew we had to get her access to a computer immediately. You can learn more about her story here.