Partnership Provides Laptops for Families

VERMILION COUNTY: A partnership is providing 101 laptops along with internet hot spots to families in need in the Georgetown-Ridge Farm Unit 4 School District.

Project Success partnered with the school district, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Community Data Clinic, State of Illinois, and PCs for People to expand internet and technology access for families.   The laptops were distributed during registration for the new school year.

PCs for People is a national nonprofit which distributes computers donated by corporations and nonprofits and then makes the devices available for families in need.

‘’It was amazing to witness our partners pulling together to provide an essential resource for Georgetown-Ridge Farm families,’’ said Kimberly David, Associate Director of Project Success.  ‘’This is a resource we would not be able to provide to families without this collaboration,’’ added David.