Positive Legacy has announced its “Bid For Positive!” back-to-school online auction to support student success and assist low-income families and neighborhoods across America. The nonprofit organization will provide supplies with an increased focus on laptops and tablet devices as more students are forced to learn at home through online learning programs during COVID-19.
While the ongoing pandemic has resulted in the mass cancellation of live events and “normal” day-to-day operations, the future of in-person learning and classes is still up for debate among state and federal governments, parents, and educators. As states continue to push for at-home learning heading into mid-August and September, low-income families face a financial reality of not having the resources and technology to allow students to be successful from learning at home. Since May, Positive Legacy has helped raise money for music industry COVID-19 relief and is continuing to help families across the country with a lower household income navigate through a new unknown territory of online learning.
Positive Legacy has teamed up with Conscious Alliance for the launch of the Bid For Positive! online auction to provide $5,000 for Colorado’s Wyatt Academy to ensure K-5 students have supplies they need in returning to school. The auction will take place on August 13th-16th, and will help fund school supplies, laptop refurbishing, and support for children as the U.S. navigates the future of education amid the pandemic.
Live music fans will have a variety of limited-edition and rare items to select from, including a custom Bill Withers painting, a String Cheese Incident poster designed by Chuck Sperry, an STS9 merch pack, Wilco merch autographed by Jeff Tweedy, custom earplugs, an autographed Adam Deitch drumhead, vacation packages, a Greensky Bluegrass merch pack, Jerry Garcia photographs, special experiences with music artists, and more.
“We are so incredibly grateful. I am truly in awe and overcome with gratitude. This will make such a huge difference for our students and families, I cannot express. Thank you both to Positive Legacy and Conscious Alliance for your dedication to making this happen,” Wyatt Executive Director Kate Mishara said with the announcement.
This program will serve students and their families in the Cole and Whittier neighborhoods of Colorado. To stay true to their recycling efforts, Positive Legacy is running a national laptop donation drive in which donors’ used MacBooks and PCs are cleaned before distributing to students in need. Any person interested in donating a laptop or companies looking to partner to serve the school of greatest need in their community can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.