CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee received 30 tablets and a $1,500 donation on Friday from Spectrum to support its technology needs for its youth programming.
According to a news release sent to 22News, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased need for more devices because of the rising number of youth participating in the club’s programs.
“The Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee is able to thrive, in part, because of the strong community partners we have,” Jason Reed, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee said. “Spectrum has been a long-time supporter of our organization, and the members we serve. Their continued investment, this year more than ever, will enable us to continue delivering on our mission.”
The donation took place Friday afternoon and the following people were in attendance:
- Chicopee Mayor John Vieau,
- State Representative Joseph Wagner
- Jason Reed, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee
- John Maher, Director of Government Affairs, Charter Communications
“Spectrum is proud to lend support to organizations, like the Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee, and the important work they do in communities,” said Camille Joseph, Group Vice President, State Government Affairs for Charter Communications. “Together, we’re building stronger communities where our customers and employees live and work across America.”
“Even before COVID, we know that so many of the things are members are doing revolve around technology,” Reed continued. “In addition to the 30 tablets, they are giving us physical devices we are able to take the rest of the funds to invest in other forms of technology different means that our staff can use to really deliver on our program.”
The Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee offers a daytime remote learning program in addition to their usual after school programs. Reed told 22News the tablets and money will go a long way.