The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it many changes to the way SCARF operated and how communities connected. The requirement to put into place physical distancing measures meant that, very quickly, there was an emphasis placed on communicating, learning and connecting online.
In 2020 we saw a need in the community for devices to help stay connected so we launched the SCARF Digital Device Drive. Last year the SCARF Digital Device Drive saw over 30 families receive laptops and tablets within the first two months of the pandemic. Volunteers refreshed and refurbished devices to ensure they are in tip-top shape before they are distributed, and have been delivering the devices to families in need.
The most recent lockdown restrictions have placed renewed pressure on families to learn remotely with some families still in need of devices to assist with their learning.
This year we have already distributed 10 devices and we are still looking for more donations of devices that are Wi-Fi capable. Please donate a device today.