Sept 1, 2020
Family Services of Westchester (FSW), today announced it is collecting gently used laptops and tablets to support virtual learning for low-income students in its programs. There is a great need because some high need Westchester districts are unable to provide devices for all students this fall.
In the spring during remote-online learning, many of FSW’s client families had children sharing devices or had no device at all. Without proper technology, there were children who were unable to participate in virtual schooling.
Many of the 20,000 children in FSW programs are already struggling with the effects of extreme adversity including poverty, coping with trauma, mental illness and substance abuse in their families. FSW supports these children with counseling, education and support. FSW’s device drive aims to connect families with the proper technology to stay on track in school.
Westchester residents can donate lightly-used tablets and laptops (iPads, Chromebooks, etc) at one of FSW’s locations below. Devices should have power cables and be unlocked (e.g. Apple products). iPad cases are a plus.
There are two drop-off locations for devices (open during office hours only):
FSW’s Center for All Ages
106 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
FSW Main Office
2975 Westchester Avenue, Suite 401
Purchase, NY 10577
Those who wish to make a monetary donation can donate here and designate “tech drive.”
To learn more, please visit www.fsw.org/tech-for-learning.
About Family Services of Westchester
Family Services of Westchester (FSW) is a nonprofit organization operating in Westchester County, New York since 1954. With nearly 50 innovative programs, FSW provides mental health and social services that strengthen and support families, children and individuals at every stage of their lives. Learn more about FSW at www.fsw.org.