CVS Health Provides Laptops for Woonsocket Students

The Woonsocket-based company is helping close the technology gap by funding the purchase of 750 Chromebook laptops for students to use at home.

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Schools statewide have gone virtual for the academic year, and distance learning and at-home education poses a number of challenges for local families – especially for those without access to proper technology. So, Woonsocket-based CVS Health announced that it is helping close the technology gap for public school students in Woonsocket by funding the purchase of 750 Chromebook laptops for them to use at home.

A $150,000 donation to the Rhode Island Foundation will cover the costs and help the foundation’s effort to ensure that every student from kindergarten through twelfth grade in the district has access to computers and WiFi for remote learning.

“Recent stay-at-home orders and school closures have put many families in an extremely difficult position,” says Lisa Bisaccia, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at CVS Health. “We hope that providing access to technology helps ease the burden on local families in our hometown of Woonsocket who are struggling to juggle the demands of work, school and childcare, while maintaining their own health and well-being.”

 

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