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Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Northern Nevada business community has rallied to give back — from manufacturers producing PPE to breweries making hand sanitizer to restaurant owners providing free meals.
For the past month, ITS Logistics has led a mission to help the future leaders and workers of Reno-Sparks: Washoe County students.
Specifically, ITS Logistics — teaming up with Education Alliance of Washoe County and Reno Cigar Lions Club — spearheaded a project to collect and distribute new or gently used laptops for students in need. The initiative came on the heels of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order in mid-March that all learning in the state could no longer take place in schools due to the COVID outbreak.
Additional coverage from KTVN Channel 2 News:
The Education Alliance of Washoe County, ITS Logistics and the Reno Cigar Lions Club came together on Saturday to donate 35 laptops to students in need at Wooster High School.
Officials say 16,000 students in the Washoe County School District are in need of computers.
“The children and students who do not have the computers or the ability to get one. We don’t want to see them left behind, we want them to succeed just like everybody else. These are incredibly smart children. They deserve to have the tools that allow them to succeed,” says David Dehls, Emeritus President of the Reno Cigar Lions Club.
Additional coverage from Channel 4 News:
The Education Alliance of Washoe County is handing out laptops Saturday to 34 Wooster High School students who do not have access to a computer from home during Distance Learning.
The Alliance said nearly 16,000 students in the Washoe County School District do not have access to a computer at their home.
“Northern Nevada has really stepped up,” said Kendall Inskip, the Executive Director of Education Alliance. “We want to show where the community’s generosity is going. We are far from our goal, but each laptop means one more student has the tools they need to learn from home.”
The computer drive is still ongoing. Donations can be made to ITS Logistics at 555 Vista Boulevard in Sparks on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monetary donations can be made at ed-alliance.org/donate/