Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Guilford County Schools currently operating remotely.  To keep students engaged in learning, the district is providing educator-approved lessons, assignments, videos and other digital resources online and is asking students and their families to log in to learn.

 

But an undeniable technology gap exists.

 

  • 65.7% of GCS students are in low-income households and may not have access to technology in the home.
  • 14.2% of Guilford County households lack internet connectivity.

 

In the spring of 2020, GEA  teamed up with local nonprofit Technology for the Future to help fill the gap. Technology for the Future offered a challenge grant of up to lower the cost of reconditioned laptops. With the help of generous donors, GEA  raised enough money to enable the purchase of 8,800 laptops.  The first 1000 laptops were distributed on March 23 across the district.  In the fall, donors helped GEA purchase another 1000 laptops to be distribute to GCS students.

 

You can help during this time of crisis. 

Make a donation today to help ensure that every child in Guilford County has access to learning and can stay connected. 

Quick FAQS

  • How can I get a laptop for my child?  GCS parents should call their child’s school if they need a laptop.

 

  • I have a laptop that I would like to donate. How do I do that? Guilford County Schools is collecting gently-used laptops to be re-conditioned for student use. Laptops need to have internet access/wireless capabilities, a working camera, two-way audio interface and a power charger. Laptops can taken to GCS Central Offices in Greensboro (712 N. Eugene St) or High Point (900 English Rd).

 

  • Do students have to return the laptops? GEA is gifting laptops to GCS students. Technology for the Future is providing a one-year warranty. 

Thank you to these generous donors: 

Jeanne Aaroe
Lynn Allison
Margaret & Howard Arbuckle
Arch MI
Dyan Arkin
The Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation
Ellen Baird
Rachael Baker
Bank of America
Michelle Bardsley
Carie & Andy Barrow
Karen Boggis
Brady Services
Thomas Brandon
Willard Bucken & Paula Stober
Ann Marie Bullock
Susan Burkholder
Theresa & Tim Byrd
Amy Carter
The Cemala Foundation
Chiefs for Change
Gerry Chapman
Ashton Clemmons
James & Midge Collins
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
Carly Cooke
Kari & Mike Cooper
Pat & Pete Cross
Lori Custer
Kelsey Daniel
Marsha Daniel
Mary Dator
Marsha Davies
Carmen Dohmeier
Abby & Jim Donnelly
Laura Druebbisch
Duke Energy
Alan Duncan
Allison Dunmore
Machelle Dupree
Melissa Early
John Ellison
The Enrichment Fund
Dania Ermentrout
Joyce Eury
Christine Evans
Nancy Fauser

 

FedEx
Greg Fleming
Heidi Fleshman
Sherri Forrester
Regina Gardner
Pam Gavin
Marsha Goins
Joyce Goode
Kelly Goonan
Jesus Gonzalez
Linda Greene
Greensboro Women’s Club
Edward Guyer
Ann Harvey
Carson Hayes
Mary Herbenick
Erica & Andrew Herman
Kimberly Hewitt
Paul Holcomb
Lakesha Holiday
Charles & Carola Hornfeck
Dan & Karen Hornfeck
High Point Community Foundation
Burl Hull
Daniel Jin & Helen Cui
Keichelle Joyce
Amy Kane
Dot Kearns
Amy Kemp
Rosemary Kenerly
Megan Kesler
Kaitlyn Klinger
Rebecca Klossner
Robert Lee
Finn Phoenix Lilja
Al & Ginni Lineberry
Dennis Manchester
Ruthan May
Kendrick Mayes
Sylvia Mayon
Jill McAllister
Palmer McIntyre
Sarah McKnight
Carol Melvin
Derek Mobley
Peg & Skip Moore
Jim Morgan
Walter Morgan

 

Ann Morris
Emily Navpanahi
Chris Nero Coughlin
Elaine Nolan
Brenda Overman
Bob Page
Kristin Pappas
Tim Perry
Jane & Lloyd Peterson
Phillips Foundation
Meredith Piatt
Toti Plascencia
Marlene Pratto
Nichola Purbrick
Wendell Putney
Marian Ragsdale
Gavin Reardon
Mike Renne
Laura Rhodes
Simonne Ritchy
Rotary Club of Greensboro
Tracie Russell
Say Yes Guilford
Susan & Jerry Schwartz
Amy Siller
Tom & Linda Sloan
Mary Nelle Smith
Southern Guilford New Generations Rotary Club
David & Pam Sprinkle
Niki Stisser
Summit Rotary Foundation
Matt & Emily Thiel
Rev. Dr. Frank Thomas
Triad Pan-Asian-American Giving Circle
Becca Ubry
United Way of Greater Greensboro
United Way of Greater High Point
UPS
Volvo Financial Services
David White
Aurelia Wilder
Andrew Willis
Women’s Professional Forum
Carl Yardley