Chromebook Donation

Chromebook Donation
Posted on 09/24/2020
Donation of Chrome Books to PCS

9/23/20

From Davenport Energy:

Davenport Energy donates Chromebooks, hot spots to local schools


On Wednesday, Sept. 23, Davenport Energy Inc. will donate 25 Chromebooks to Pittsylvania County Schools along with 15 internet "hot spots" each to Halifax and Henry county public schools. 

A presentation is scheduled at 11 a.m. at the Pittsylvania County School Board office at 39 Bank Street in Chatham.  Davenport Energy Chairman Ben Davenport Jr. will make brief remarks followed by Pittsylvania County Schools Superintendent Mark Jones. 

Representatives from Halifax County Public Schools and Henry County Public Schools also have been invited. 

"Education is the cornerstone of success," Davenport said. "In these unprecedented and uncertain times, with so many students learning remotely from home, Davenport Energy wants to ensure that every student has a computer and access to the internet so their education continues uninterrupted during the pandemic." 

The donation of Chromebooks and hot spots followed an assessment of needs by all three school divisions. 

"We are very appreciative of everything Davenport Energy has done to support Pittsylvania County Schools," said Jones." The donation of Chromebooks for students will assist families who cannot afford such a large purchase and help the school division come closer to providing devices for all students. On behalf of the School Board and Pittsylvania County Schools, I would like to thank Mr. Davenport and Davenport Energy for reaching out to us to make this generous offer." 

Founded in 1941, Davenport Energy delivers propane and heating oil more than 30,000 customers from locations in Chatham, Gretna, South Boston, Martinsville, Rocky Mount, Bedford, Roanoke, Covington, and Siler City, N.C. 

The company also is a branded wholesaler for ExxonMobil, BP, Citgo, Marathon, 76, Gulf, and Spirit, and supplies gasoline and diesel fuel to more than 200 convenience stores and gas stations in Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia. 

Through Davenport Energy's ongoing partnership with ExxonMobil, the company annually awards an additional $30,000 in ExxonMobil Educational Alliance grants to schools in Virginia and North Carolina.

Grants, which range from $500 to $1,000, target math, science, and technology, and benefit classrooms, teachers, and students. 

Throughout its 80-year history, Davenport Energy has been committed to the communities it serves. The company supports local schools, sports teams, churches, fire and rescue departments, chambers of commerce, merchants associations, recreation departments, civic clubs, and a variety of other charitable causes. 

Team members also support local United Way campaigns through payroll deductions, and donate time to local fire departments, rescue squads, schools, civic clubs, and other community organizations. 

"We have a long history of supporting local neighborhood schools, and consider it a privilege to invest our time and resources in the communities where we do business," said Davenport. 

Mr. Davenport and his wife, Betty, also support local scholarships, community events, and the arts.