On behalf of the FBICAAA - Back by popular demand. The FBICAAA and FBI are joining forces and gearing up, once again, for Operation Tablet 2021/2020. After careful consideration and thoughtful conversation with the Superintendent of the Parkrose School District, for the second year in a row, we have decided Parkrose Middle School will be the recipient of the Chromebook Tablets.
Three years ago, being our first year of establishing this event and not really knowing what to expect, we underestimated the number of children in need of assistance. It was mind blowing to see a line what looked to be every bit a half mile long, and to learn that these families lined up hours before expected delivery and set up. Hundreds of people/families came out hoping to obtain one of the backpacks even when we had specified the limited amount we had to give away. It was hard to walk away not able to fulfill the need in its entirety. We know we will not be able to serve all in need or who desire one of these backpacks, however we can up our game a little.
Due to the COVID Pandemic, our focus has shifted to raising money to purchase Chromebook Tablets for students to ensure they do not miss out on the opportunity to stay fluid with their learning.
To ensure the safety of all participants, the following will be somewhat modified, we will make this a fun and positive experience with law enforcement for the children and families. We will bring in members of our specialty teams (Swat, Bomb Techs, and ERT Members), The famous Dove Lewis Pooches, members of the FBICAAA, Agents, Executive Staff and more. The date of delivery will be determined and released later!
Our new goal is to raise at least 5k to purchase Chromebook Tablets that will assist our future leaders in starting the school year off on the right foot and enable them to stay engaged. We only have a few months to make this happen. Enlist your companies, your friends, or your family members to join this effort. We can do it!
To support this effort, checks can be mailed to:
- Claude Laviano
- FBI Portland CAAA
- P.O. Box 80033
- Portland, OR 97280
Tax deduction forms will be provided by the FBI Portland CAAA to those who donate.
Operation Chromebook was Successful Because of You!
A huge thank you to the Portland FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association for your very generous donations to Parkrose Middle School. $5000 was raised to purchase over 30 Chromebook computers for their Distance Learning program. Additionally, lots of backpacks and school supplies were also donated.
The check and supplies were delivered on Thursday, September 24, 2020. The Principal, Annette Sweeney, and her associates were extremely grateful and very appreciative of the donation. It could not have come at a more perfect time for their students.
Thank you FBI Portland CAAA members, another job well done!
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On Line Support (a technology consulting firm owned by FBICAAA Board Member, Eric Olmsted) has made a $1,000 Contribution Match!
We have raised $3,800 of our $5,000 goal to provide Chromebook Tablets to kids in need at Parkrose Middle School. We still need to raise another $1,200 by August 7th. We can do it!