Microsoft Is Donating Xbox Consoles To Boys & Girls Club Of America
The donation is part of a nation-wide drive to get more people vaccinated.
Microsoft has become one of the companies supporting the government's National Month of Action, after announcing that it would be donating new Xbox consoles to Boys and Girls Clubs in some of some of the country's hardest-hit communities.
The details on the donation are scarce, including what consoles will be donated and in what communities, but it's an extension of Microsoft's long partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of America. A page on the Boys and Girls Clubs website describes Microsoft as a sponsor that has helped improve youths' access to digital skills and computer science education.
The Xbox donation is a part of the National Month of Action, a White House initiative that aims to see at least one Covid-19 shot given to 70% of adults in the US by July 4. Other efforts towards this goal have included extended pharmacy hours, free child care for vaccination recipients, and even free beer for vaccinated adults.
We're donating new Xbox consoles to @BGCA_Clubs in hard-hit communities to help drive vaccine education in the US.— Xbox (@Xbox) June 2, 2021
We're proud to support the National Month of Action: https://t.co/jCOopZsyzc
We can achieve anything together – it’s worth a shot. pic.twitter.com/5dTKyc3u09
Xbox hopes the donation will "help drive vaccine education in the US," and shared its announcement with a mock 1000G achievement that just reads "vaccinated." While the Xbox consoles probably won't be used for education themselves, Microsoft's donation will help the clubs "run promotions and educational seminars about the importance of vaccinations in hard-hit and hard-to-reach communities."
This isn't the first time Microsoft has donated consoles as part of community outreach--late last year the company paired up with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to gift 20 unique Xbox Series X consoles to children's hospitals across the USA.