Lead Bank is proud to have donated several computers to Connecting For Good (C4G) as part of the Kansas City Fed’s Employer Laptop Challenge. Closing the digital divide was serious work before COVID19. Now, as Americans isolate themselves at home and those without computers and internet service are cut off from essential services, it’s more important than ever. Be a #LaptopHero and take part in the challenge.
"Employers, join with the Kansas City Fed to get used laptops into the hands of people who need them. It has never been more critical to get people connected.
Closing the digital divide was serious work before COVID-19. It is imperative now. While the effects of the coronavirus may be seen for some time and Americans isolate themselves at home, those without computers and internet are cut off from essential services, from learning, from family and friends. The need is extreme. Nonprofit refurbishers, usually a source of free or low-cost computers for nonprofits and lower income families, are unable to meet the current demand.
Every day, good, used laptops end up in the landfill or languish in warehouses as businesses and government upgrade. There are many big, vexing, complicated issues related to COVID-19. This is not one of them. This, we can fix."
Full details here: https://www.kansascityfed.org/community/employer-laptop-challenge