As school starts and Clubs continue to offer a mix of in-person and virtual programming, their tech needs are more important than ever to ensure staff can communicate with kids, teachers and parents. U.S. Cellular is donating over $100,000 in much needed technology to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. This donation supports 13 Clubs with a variety of technology including tablets, laptops, video production equipment, headphones and video cameras as they prepare for back to school in these unprecedented times.
“Throughout the past several months, we’ve seen how vital technology and connectivity are as many people have been virtually learning, working and communicating,” said Deirdre Drake, Executive VP and Chief HR Officer at U.S. Cellular. “During this challenging time, Boys & Girls Clubs have continued to support local youth, and as school starts up again, we hope these new technology resources can help staff and members stay connected to the people and information they need to be successful.”
“Now more than ever, Boys & Girls Clubs are doing whatever it takes to make sure young people have the tools they need to excel with virtual learning or in the classroom,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “We are so grateful to have a strong partnership with U.S. Cellular. Because of their support, we are able to provide much needed resources to kids who need it most.”
Earlier this year, U.S. Cellular donated $325,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs COVID-19 Relief Fund that directly supported youth in 54 cities across the country. For more information about U.S. Cellular’s corporate responsibility initiatives, please go to www.uscellular.com/about/community-outreach.