Every child should be given the same opportunity to build a brighter future and to achieve their dreams.
That’s why the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Obama Administration have launched ConnectHome – a pilot initiative that will provide accelerate broadband adoption by children and families living in HUD-assisted housing across the nation.
The goal of ConnectHome: reach more than 102,000 low-income households – and nearly 200,000 children – with the support they need to access the Internet at home. This includes home Internet access, digital literacy education, and devices.
For Everyone--the non-profit lead for ConnectHome--our experience shows that access to low-cost devices drives enrollment in home Internet service. And, right now, we need your help.
Through this fundraiser, we seek to raise enough funds to subsidize the cost of at least one device and up to 10 months of free service or a mobile hotspot for every family with K-12-aged children living in HUD-assisted housing across the 28 communities selected for this pilot. Our hope is to raise $2 million through this fundraising campaign in the next three months.
Already, GitHub has committed $250,000 to this device effort and its CEO will be issuing a challenge to Silicon Valley companies to step up and make an investment in ConnectHome.
We believe the problem of the digital divide is 100% solvable-- but it will take alignment of cross-sector partners and catalytic investments in these communities.
How will you help eliminate the digital divide? If you need help with donating, view these instructions.
What will my donation go to?
$25 eliminates shipping costs for up to 10 families.
$100 secures one affordable tablet or digital learning device.
$1,000 provides devices for up to 10 families.
$10,000 provides devices for up to 100 families.
$50,000 provides devices for up to 500 families.
What are teams or ‘team members?’
Each of the teams represent one of the 28 ConnectHome communities. Donors can choose to donate to a specific community (team) or can donate to all communities by selecting the EveryoneOn’ team.
How do I donate to all communities?
Select ‘EveryoneOn’ from the Team Member dropdown box and we will ensure that your donation benefits all ConnectHome communities.
How do I donate to a specific community?
Select the community you would like to donate to from the Team Member dropdown box and we will ensure that your donation benefits that ConnectHome community.
Why is my donation going to EveryoneOn?
EveryoneOn is the national nonprofit lead for the ConnectHome initiative. EveryoneOn will ensure that 100% of your donation is spent toward devices for communities participating in ConnectHome. Crowdrise donations must be received by a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Why are there fees associated with my donation?
All donations made through Crowdrise are received through Network for Good. As with all online donations, each donation made through Crowdrise incurs a transaction fee of 6.8% + credit card fees (2.9% + $0.30). You can choose to cover these fees in addition to your donation or click the ‘Edit’ link next to ‘Get 100% of Your Donation to Charity’ and select the option to pay $0 in fees. 97 cents of every dollar will go to providing connectivity and devices to our ConnectHome families.
Other questions or want to make a major donation? Contact EveryoneOn today!