Helping children through the COVID-19 pandemic

With schools closed across the country, the absence of personal computers in homes can pose a substantial obstacle for students trying to do their schoolwork from home. Houston-based charity Comp-U-Dopt has been working for years to close this gap, diligently pursuing their mission to provide computers to children in need. Desroches Partners has long supported Comp-U-Dopt’s objective; partner Chrissy Wilson sits on the board. We’re proud that since March 18, as schools shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Comp-U-Dopt has given nearly 1,000 computers to children across Texas.

This week, Comp-U-Dopt teamed up with the Why Not? Foundation, a charity helmed by Houston Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook, as well as mayor Sylvester Turner’s office, to make a sizable contribution: 650 computers. The mayor’s office noted that 83% of students benefitting from this program live in households with an annual income of $35,000 or less.

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