When the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York City and schools switched to remote learning, 12-year-old Daisy Hampton noticed that a lot of her classmates weren’t showing up to her virtual classes. After learning that many students across NYC couldn’t attend online classes because they lacked access to learning tools like computers, tablets, and wifi hotspots, Daisy wanted to help.
What started as a small act of kindness has turned into a city-wide movement to close the digital gap and ensure that every student has the tools they need to learn, grow, and thrive in remote learning. Through GoFundMe, Daisy’s #KidsNeedConnection fundraiser has raised more than $17,800. To date, she has given over 100 laptops to students in the Bronx, Chinatown, and to students in Mississippi. Next week, she will deliver 20 computers to hearing impaired students in Queens.
EVENT: Laptop giveaway to students at Martin Van Buren High School
WHEN: Monday, June 7 at 1:30 p.m ET.
WHERE: Martin Van Buren High School
230-17 Hillside Avenue
Queens Village, New York