Back in August 2020, the Cleveland Indians Charities presented by Kaulig Giving conducted its second annual Cleveland Indians Charities Givethon. With the global pandemic looming, and new unforeseen challenges that presented children from going back to school in the fall, the Cleveland Indians and Kaulig Giving knew they had to step up to the plate and help strikeout the digital divide.

Many area students would be starting off the school year learning remotely. Sadly, countless children and families in our community didn’t have the right technology or even access to the internet. Together the Cleveland Indians Charities and Kaulig Giving were committed to providing children the best opportunity for education and raising funds through the Giveathon to address the digital divide. The Giveathon ended up raising over $235,000 and a third of the money raised went directly to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio to equip these children with the technology needed to succeed inside and outside the classroom!

Northeast Ohio is the fourth worst connected Metropolis for cities with households over 100,000. So we knew that many of our kids wouldn’t have access to broadband or any of the tools they would need to perform digital learning.

Jeff Scott, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio

See firsthand how the 2020 Cleveland Indians Charities Giveathon presented by Kaulig Giving impacted the children at the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Ohio!