ALBANY, N.Y. — October 23, 2020 — The Palace Theatre and The Albany Fund for Education have announced a partnership to collect and distribute computers to students in the Albany City School District. Currently, there are over 9,000 kids in the Albany City School District and 70% of them are learning remotely. While the School District did order enough Chromebooks for every student, supply chain disruption and high demand means that the devices will not be available for several months. In the meantime, 2,000 students need computers, and they are struggling to access their online classrooms.
Ever since the Palace Performing Arts Center was forced to close our doors back in March because of COVID-19, we have collaborated with other nonprofit organizations to meet immediate community needs. This includes distributing over 8,000 pounds of food and hundreds of school supplies under the Palace marquee during the summer months. The Palace is proud to partner with The Albany Fund for Education on this latest effort to support educational opportunities for Albany students.
The Palace Theatre and The Albany Fund for Education are seeking donations of gently used, fully functional computers that can access the internet. These computers will be assessed by our tech partner, Logical Net before distribution to students.
Here’s how you can help:
Computer Donation Form: http://bit.ly/Computers4Albany
Donate Cash to Purchase Technology for Albany's Students: https://bit.ly/Tech4Albany
In addition, if you are or know of a student in the Albany City School District that is in need of a computer, please submit a request: http://bit.ly/AlbanyVirtual