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Back to School laptop giveaway

Sunshine Year Media Literacy
Posted at 6:11 AM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 09:11:50-04

BAKERSFIELD, CA. — Americana Tax and Financial, Ricardo Aguilar TCO and The Ruth Escobar Foundation Inc. are teaming up to give away 100 laptops to students in need of a computer for their online learning.

According to the organization, "the goal of the giveaway is to provide 100 laptops to students in need, advocate for students and families in need and to invite businesses, nonprofit and other agencies to work together to provide all students the tools they need for a successful school year."

With more schools opting for online learning, computers and internet service have become essential in every home with school age children.

Data by the National Center for Education Statistics show that a high number of students from low income families don’t have access to computers or internet service.

Students can apply to get their laptop starting August 5, 2020. They can pick up an application at Americana, 400 Chester Ave. or call (661) 631-2420 to request an application or more information. A committee will review and qualify the entries and award the laptops.