Minnesota residents donated more than 300 computers at Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union locations, including the one in Lakeville, during the third-annual Tech Drive for Education in partnership with Minnesota Tech for Success.
Minnesota Tech for Success, a local nonprofit, scrubs each device to support data security and refurbishes them to be reused in classrooms and homes across the state. In the past three years, Affinity Plus and Minnesota Tech for Success have collected thousands of devices through the initiative.
“Teacher Appreciation Month is the perfect time to help level the playing field for students across Minnesota, and we are thrilled to once again provide much-needed technology to classrooms and individuals,” said Adam Layne, senior community engagement specialist at Affinity Plus. “We are incredibly grateful to our donors and partners, not to mention the teachers who continue to educate, support and inspire the next generation of leaders.”
Drop-off events took place this year at Affinity Plus branches in Lakeville and seven other cities. Affinity Plus and community members also donated rewards points and cash contributions to the Tech Drive for Education.