Crowdfunding effort hopes to provide 150 devices for 1:1 learning
July 27, 2020
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – Elizabethtown Education Foundation (EEF) has partnered with Give 270 for a crowdfunding effort to help purchase 150 Chromebooks for Elizabethtown Independent Schools (EIS). The goal of the partnership is to ensure all 2,400 EIS students have access to learning devices in the classroom and at home.
For years, EEF has helped purchase Chromebooks to support EIS’ goal to be a 1:1 district - with each student having an assigned Chromebook for day-to-day learning, assessments, and communication.
A 1:1 district is even more necessary now as schools face educating students in the midst of a pandemic. The Chromebooks, installed with all the important security guidelines, will help ensure students have everything they need to learn, in person or remotely.
“When EEF first began purchasing Chromebooks, they were an enhancement to everyday learning,” said EEF Board Chairman Andy Games. “Today, because of the current pandemic, this technology is even more important and, in some cases, the equivalent of pencil and paper.
“We are excited by the initial response to our request with donations from local businesses - Packages and More, Planet Fitness, Buff City Soap and SunTan City,” Games said. “We hope that parents, alumni, businesses and community members follow their example and donate to help us raise these important funds for Elizabethtown students.”
EEF and Give 270 have a goal to raise $35,000 through the end of August 2020 for the Chromebooks. To help EEF and Give 270 meet this ambitious goal, visit give270.org/Chromebooks to make a donation of any size. “Give 270 is passionate about finding creative ways to support our local communities,” said Give 270 co-founder Kenny Rambo. “We are happy to partner with Elizabethtown Education Foundation on this urgent need to equip students with what they need for the months and years to come.”
To learn more about Give 270, visit give270.org.