Our Impact: January 2021

January Highlights

Distributions

Donations

  • In January, we received a generous computer donation from PPG that included 25 Small Form Factor Desktops and 4 Laptops. The Laptops will be distributed to ASSET, an organization that works to improve education by equipping educators with effective tools and strategies to create innovative, relevant learning environments. These Laptops will help to reinforce their current programming.

    The donated Desktops will be used to restock for our Computer Lottery Program, which awards up to 16 people in the Greater Pittsburgh area each week with a free Desktop Computer Bundle. The program is scheduled to resume in February 2021.

Curbside Pickup

  • In January, nearly 20 individuals purchased a low-cost computer through Computer Reach’s Curbside Pickup Program. We look forward to reaching additional community members through this local initiative.

Things To Look Forward To

  • For the past several weeks, we have been securing new branding and marketing materials for our Retail Store at the Computer Reach Warehouse. The materials are currently in production and we are looking forward to opening our doors (tentatively) by March 1, 2021.

    To maintain the safety of our staff and communities, Computer Reach will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic in Pennsylvania. All staff and store visitors will be required to adhere to the CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines and additional safety measures when visiting. More information will be provided in the upcoming weeks.

  • Computer Reach has continued our work with Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh and AARP of Allegheny County to get more digital devices into the hands of seniors in the Greater Pittsburgh area. We are also working with our partners to develop a resource guide for older adults that will provide information about the internet, digital devices, and support services that are locally available. In addition to this, Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh is creating a resource guide for older adults that will identify organizations that are offering digital literacy training in Allegheny County.
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