It is an uncommon spirit that drives many of us to find that place in the community where our particular talents are needed. For me, it began ten years ago with becoming a docent at the Denver Public Library, a satisfying and challenging avocation, to be sure. But one path often begets another, and soon, as computer use became widespread, the Library recognized that mature citizens were clamoring for the necessary skills to be part of the Information Age. Here, disguised as a docent, was a professional computer programmer with years of specialized training, ready to start classes for seniors immediately! From this serendipitous beginning came the realization that many people of all ages did not have the wherewithal to equip themselves with a computer, now an essential appendage without which it's difficult to 1) be connected to the world; and 2) get a job.
This is how Tech For All was born. As businesses and individuals bought new computers, their old computers landed on my doorstep. The choice was to pay someone to get rid of them - or to refurbish them and make them perfectly good for children to do homework, retired folks to email their friends and family, and other adults to learn computer skills.
The Tech For All Foundation has now given away over 1340 rebuilt computers, and the number is steadily rising. So where are you on your Journey? Are you ready to donate computers from your office? Want to join our Tech For All volunteers in making a used computer ready for some little boy or girl? Would you like to tell your service organization about Tech For All, and get them involved?
It is sobering to realize that the Library is historically the one place where the common man had access to a world of information. And now, because of the Library, the Tech For All Foundation became a reality, and strives to open a new frontier of information to every individual at no cost. Let your uncommon spirit lead you to Tech For All, and travel this road with us.
Director - Tech For All
Founder of Tech for All
... loves to cycle and buildyourtour.com, working with her husband at Colorado Pharmacists Society and being Tech for All's 'web-ster.'