PCF’s Western Suburbs Chapter is Headed up by Two Students.
Here is their story:
As sophomores in the Downingtown Area School District, we are fortunate to have access to state of the art educational facilities and tools.
While these facilities and tools are available to all students in our school district, we were surprised that such tools are not available for students in other school districts in the Greater Philadelphia area and its suburbs.
With lack of access to computers , these students may have difficulty in accessing the necessary online resources. In this day and age, computer literacy is essential as almost everything is done electronically.
We are excited to partner with Phillykids.org, a non-profit organization that has been helping schools, community centers and in Philadelphia for many years, to collect laptops and desktops and donate them to the students and schools in Western Philadelphia suburbs, to change their lives forever.
I am in 10th grade at the Downingtown STEM Academy. I am very lucky to have working educational tools available in my school district.
Computer literacy is essential for the current generation of students as almost every field of study involves working with computers at some level. While all students in my school district are provided with tools to learn digitally, I was really shocked to learn that there are many schools and children in our area who do not have access to computers to aid in their learning.
I sincerely feel every student deserves access to computer or a laptop to ensure they have access to online educational tools. I am looking forward to your donations to help deserving children and their schools, to make a long lasting and positive difference to their lives.
I am in 10th grade at Downingtown East High School and am very fortunate to have good educational facilities available in my school district.
As a student, I have noticed how much computers contribute to student development. In the modern day, computers are becoming more and more relevant in every field of work, so I was surprised when I learned that, even here in the United States, which is considered to be a developed country, there are many schools and children who do not have access to computers.
Such students will not have a chance to receive a fundamental education. I believe that providing access to computers to underprivileged students will bring about a sea of change to their lives.
I hope to have your support for a very long time to achieve this goal.
If you live, or do business, West of Philadelphia (King of Prussia, Great Valley, Coatesville, Downingtown, West Chester, Lancaster and surrounding areas) and would like to donate or contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The following donors have donated to PCF’s Western Suburbs chapter directly. Additional supplies were provided by other PCF Donors.
- Holly Bradbury, Lionville
- Bonnie & Mike Asbury, Downingtown
- Carole Eag, Uwchlan
- Betty Turner, Brookline Lab Rescue
- Peter and Marilyn Krajeski, Whitford Village
- Sabrina Reimer, Glenmoore
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