Last week on the front page of the local newspaper you may have read the article about the Waynesboro Area Middle School distributing 900 Chromebooks (laptop computers) to the students for the upcoming school year.
While there is no charge for a Chromebook, each student is required to purchase a durable cover which will protect it from damage if dropped, etc. However we are aware that the $20 cost for these covers will be difficult for some low-income families to afford.
Those families who qualify for free or reduced lunch status are being offered an option of paying in $5 or $10 installments. However we see this as an opportunity for our church to continue to be active in serving our community, and so the Finance Committee has approved a request for funds to be raised to help purchase the covers for those who will have difficulty affording them.
$2,000 is the goal, and so we are asking 100 individuals or families from Five Forks to donate $20, and if so, we will raise the $2,000 and purchase the covers for all of the families who are in need of assistance.
If you are willing and able to contribute $20 (or more) for a Chromebook cover, please make out your check to the Five Forks Church, and write “CB Cover” on the memo line.
Thank you for helping our church help others!