Best Buy in Courtenay recently helped a Comox school with some iPads. File photo

Store comes through with iPads for Comox school

Aspen Park principal told Best Buy students needed items

Best Buy Courtenay has donated five iPads to Aspen Park Elementary through the corporation’s Blue Gives Back initiative.

Jason Marriott, store leader, said the initiative is all about connecting with the local community and children with technology to enrich their lives and education.

“Best Buy Canada is very committed to positively impacting the communities we serve,” said Marriott. “I have been with Best Buy for over three years and have had many opportunities to support local schools, businesses and families. I am passionate about ensuring that we help each other through these times.”

Marriott decided to pursue a donation and was hopeful to make it happen after learning from Aspen principal Lisa Scheck that her students were in need of iPads.

“Our goal is to have an iPad for student use in each of our classrooms and through our fundraising efforts, we have managed to purchase 10,” said Scheck. “The donation of these five with headphones will now allow us to have one in each classroom to support our students with their learning.”

READ MORE: Comox Valley board of education approves facility spending plan

Staff, students and parents at Aspen Park Elementary greatly appreciate the generosity of Best Buy Courtenay, said the Comox Valley Schools news release.

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