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Local businesses donate laptops for Washoe County students in need

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Education Alliance of Washoe County, ITS Logistics, and Reno Cigar Lions Club are teaming up to collect and distribute new or gently used laptops for Washoe County students in need.

When Washoe County schools transitioned to virtual learning, nearly 16,000 students didn't have computers to complete their school work.

Even though the school district has worked to ensure those students have the resources through paper packets, some say it is not the same.

“Finding devices for our students who may not otherwise have the ability to connect with their teachers and classmates during this extremely difficult time allows them equitable access, and that is so important to our district," said Dr. McNeill. "Allowing students the opportunity to connect virtually hopefully lessens the stress for them and their parents/guardians in an otherwise atypical time in their academic lives. I have heard many stories from our teachers and principals about how excited students were to connect with them virtually and I would want that for every student who wants this type of experience. I am so thankful to the Education Alliance and our partners, big and small, for stepping up in this supportive and caring way for our students and families.”

ITS Logistics, who began the initiative, has already distributed several laptops to Washoe County students and now the company is asking Northern Nevadans to do the same. Local businesses, organizations, and individuals are encouraged to donate to help the large number of students who do not have a working computer at home.

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They are collecting new or gently used laptops at its offices located at 555 Vista Blvd, Sparks, Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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