Kiwanis present 20 headsets for underserved children

Erin McCulloch (Kiwanis Treasurer Elect), Jamie Lubov (River Grove Learning Specialist), Joyce Handa (Kiwanis Club President Elect)

COVID-19 has shutdown schools within our community, requiring students to attend class virtually. According to a Pew Research Study conducted in 2019, roughly 18% of Americans making less than $30,000 per year don’t have broadband internet access. These numbers could speculate the difficulties some families may experience in order to get their kids to attend school online. Through our relationship with River Grove Elementary School, it was determined that multiple underserved students were in need of headsets in order to attend their virtual school functions.

On September 1st, a meeting was held via Zoom for club members to discuss the needs of River Grove Elementary students. After the presentation, the club board approved the purchase by unanimous vote. Financial assistance for the purchase was provided to the club by McCulloch Insurance Agency, dba, Farmers Insurance.

Delivery of the headsets was delayed due to wildfire smoke that plagued the Portland area, creating the unhealthiest air quality in the world. On Monday, September 28, Kiwanis Club of Lake Oswego presented the headsets to the Learning Specialist of River Grove Elementary.

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