#Connecting Oregon Kids
In addition to hunger, transportation and access to adult role models, one of the primary barriers to learning is reliable Internet access.
On our radar since the beginning of FOSD, the Internet accessibility issue has reached a higher level of urgency and importance given the current learning environment brought on by the pandemic.
That is why FOSD has launched this initiative to provide Internet service/access for families who aren't able to afford it so students can connect with their teachers and complete schoolwork online like their peers.
How You Can Help
With your help and that of our lead donor Oregon Community Bank (soon to be One Community Bank) who has offered a $5,000 match, our goal is to reach $20,000 in donations by September 30.
The money raised will support those families who are in an ISP service area but cannot afford Internet service or provide a household with a MiFi because they are not in an ISP service area but have good cellular coverage. FOSD is launching this initiative in conjunction with the Oregon School District and CESA 2 who have negotiated discounted rates with providers.
Approximately 50 families in Oregon could use our financial assistance.
$50 donation = 1 month of Internet access for a family
$100 donation = 2 months of Internet access for a family
$500 donation = 10 months/school year of Internet access for a family