Support Students in Coming the School Year

Published online: Aug 05, 2020 Articles, Education And Arts
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IDAHO FALLS -- Idaho Business for Education, a nonprofit organization of nearly 250 businesses across Idaho, is launching a new phase of its Close the Divide campaign to get computers and internet service to students who do not have these learning tools at home.

“If we do not Close the Divide these students who don’t have these learning tools will not have an equal opportunity to learn should the COVID-19 virus force students to learn part of the time or all of the time at home,” said IBE President Rod Gramer. “It is imperative that we get these resources to students for the 2020-21 school year.”

IBE is calling on our community to see if they have spare computers that can be provided to students who do not have devices at home. 

On August 5, IBE is hosting Close the Divide Day, an effort aimed at collecting spare laptops from the community to donate to the nearly 200,000 Idaho students without devices. 

We’ll be at the College of Eastern Idaho, in the parking lot, accepting computers from 8:00 am until 5:00. 

If you cannot make it on August 5, you can drop computers off at Citizens Community Bank in the following locations throughout the month of August:

Citizens Community Bank - Rexburg Office, 452 N 2nd East, Rexburg

Citizens Community Bank - Ammon Office, 2797 South 25th East, Ammon

Citizens Community Bank - Taylor Crossing Office, 900 South Utah Ave, Idaho Falls

Another way you can help is by donating at https://www.idahobe.org/close.


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