With at least the rest of the school year around the United States likely canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of children are facing unintended consequences.
Schools are still holding classes virtually. Parents are being asked to home school. The issue here is that a lot of needy children don’t have access to computers at home. It has been those on the bottom end of the socioeconomic ladder who have been impacted the most.
Devin and Jason McCourty of the New England Patriots are doing something about this. The twins announced on Tuesday that they are donating $90,000 in Google Chromebooks to needy children in the New York area.
Needless to say, the state of New York has been the most impacted when it comes to the virus. As of early Tuesday evening, north of 251,000 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the state with 14,800-plus deaths.
These two brothers are now doing something about it. Helping children learn within the confines of their homes takes a bit more of the onus off the parents.
At a time when social distancing and staying at home is the name of the game, the McCourty brothers are stepping up big time.
They join others around the sports world in showing a sense of altruism at a time when others need it the most. Great stuff here.