Bronx non-profit organizes laptop donations for families in need

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NEW YORK — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a non-profit foundation in the Bronx, the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), has rolled out a robust remote learning program for the 111 young south Bronx children from low-income families in their Head Start Early Education program, bolstered by laptops donated by the Edith Glick Shoolman Children’s Foundation.

The organization’s director, Silvana Vasconcelos, spoke to the PIX11 Morning News about how the idea came about, how the organization was able to obtain Chromebook donations and how this helps local children.

Editor’s note: In order to be eligible for one of the donated laptops you must be a South Bronx resident and be enrolled in the WHEDco programs.

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