Donate: Help provide computers for North Texas students in need

Destiny Viator

An estimated 25,000 students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area lack the basic tools they need to do their schoolwork from home. Updated with how much has been raised. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, learning from home has become the new norm for tens of thousands of North Texas students. […]

An estimated 25,000 students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area lack the basic tools they need to do their schoolwork from home.

Updated with how much has been raised.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, learning from home has become the new norm for tens of thousands of North Texas students. The technology gap between disadvantaged students is growing, limiting their ability to learn.

An estimated 25,000 students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area lack the basic tools they need to do their schoolwork from home.

WFAA is working to bridge the gap by getting like-new computers into the hands of students across the region.

WFAA has partnered with Comp-u-dopt, a Texas-based non-profit that works directly with families to distribute devices within our community.

For every $2,000 we raise, we can donate 10 like-new computers to kids. We have an ambitious goal of 500 like-new computers. As of 10 p.m. on Wednesday, we have raised enough to provide 514 computers.

TXU Energy generously donated $50,000 to the campaign. 

Even though we’ve surpassed our goal of 500 computers, the needs is much greater. Please consider donating between now and Aug. 28. Any amount can help.

Are you a family or student in need of a computer?

You can register to get a computer through the Comp-U-Dopt website. 

Simply visit www.compudopt.org and select the location nearest you from the drop-down list. 

Then on that page, as you scroll down there will be a big blue button which says Register for the Lottery. Click this and complete the form to be entered.  

Please be aware that this is a lottery and not a waitlist. Not everyone will get a computer but it’s best to be entered to win. 

If you have more questions you can email [email protected] for more information. 

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