COVINGTON, Ky. -- Over 400 free, refurbished desktop computers were given to families of Covington schoolchildren earlier this week, the first distribution event held as part of the "Covington Connect" initiative to demolish the digital divide here.
Cars lined up in the parking lot in front of the old Value City Department Store in the Latonia Shopping Plaza, soon to be home of CovTech.
The recipients were chosen by lottery from a registration list and were given appointments for the drive-thru event, which spanned three days. They also received two-year service agreements.
Thanks to the Houston non-profit Comp-U-Dopt, which has been raising money for the distribution, and ReGadget and Blair Technology Group, two local firms which refurbished the computers.
To find out more about Covington Connect, click HERE
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