What is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a global day of philanthropy when many non-profits ask supporters to donate. It is a movement founded on the idea that people have the power to transform their community.
This Giving Tuesday, we ask you to join us in our efforts to reach 1:1 Chromebooks for Viking students.
We started our efforts last school year with donations from a local foundation. With only 160 Chromebooks left to purchase, every donation makes an impact.
Remote learning has proven challenging for students, parents, and teachers alike, but each student having their own Chromebook at home would help. Chromebooks create cleaner interaction with Zoom and Google Suite. With Coronavirus cases growing daily and no end in sight, the ability of teachers to communicate effectively with students is imperative and the ability of students to collaborate at a distance via Google Suite is crucial. The purchase of 160 Chromebooks would also allow for 1:1 devices for students when we are able to return to campus as students would not have to share devices.
Under this year's CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act legislation, taxpayers who take a standard deduction may take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for cash contributions made in 2020 to qualifying organizations.* With each Chromebook costing only $300, there has never been a more important or cost effective time to donate.
Thank you! This Giving Tuesday, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s joined together to support St. Bernard High School and its students. Together, the Viking community raised $24,000, which will allow us to purchase 60 Chromebooks!
Missed the chance to donate on Giving Tuesday? You can still contribute to our 1:1 Chromebook program by completing the giving form below.
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