Yearly Computer Cleaning

Each year we must completely erase the public computers and do a clean install of all the needed software. We were blessed more this year by a nice donation of five computers from KickShot LLC. If you need computer work or computers, call KickShot 260.466.0454!

 

It takes us about 3 days just for the Microsoft part, because of all the updates and waiting for me to push the OK button to reboot. In 1-2 weeks the job is done. Yes, I know, the Linux part takes me about 30 minutes total.

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But Where Do You Begin?

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From a post on Google Plus by Carlos Corea:

We are living in a world populated on the extremes of wealth and/or poverty. Sometimes we feel sad for the less fortunate, but, most of the time, that is an emotional reaction that has the tendency towards charity, instead of directing our efforts for fixing the structural problem: the social structure allows and encourage the unequal distribution of resources, being extremely difficult to envision a formula for a better world.
While the wealthy congratulate themselves for being wealthy and blame the poor for being “lazy”, in every generation that inequity reproduces itself augmenting the social gap.

What can we do to ameliorate the fate of the 1 billion + of people who survive with less than $2/day?

Or, are we really content about the world’s situation?

And a comment by MissV LovingMe:

Not content at all but it’s such a huge problem where does one begin

Where do you begin? At home. On your street. In your town. It takes about two years of personal one on one mentoring, but it does work.

Or if you are uncomfortable doing the work yourself, help an organization that already is committed to this task: the Salvation Army, the local Rescue Mission, The Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, or a job skills company such as Adult Life Training, Inc. which teaches hard and soft job skills, for free. Volunteer your time, share material goods that you no longer need, or make a financial contribution consistent with your personal financial means.

The journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step. It is not hopeless unless you never begin. Call, email, or write to these organizations today so that you can get started changing your little piece of the world for better.


Giving Tuesday

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Help for Burmese / Karen children understanding their public school homework

#Thanksgiving. #BlackFriday. #CyberMonday. After all the hustle and bustle of the eating, visiting, and buying, today, Tuesday, November 2, is the day to kick back, relax, and do some unselfish good!

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Seniors learn job skills from simple cleaning to computer office apps

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Today charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Adult Life Training helps several under served populations, including unemployed seniors who need computer skills and young Asian refugees who need help with language and school work. It is easy to just assume that the computers, wireless Internet, software licenses, teaching materials, even the coffee and other day to day supplies simply appear magically without cost, but the fact is that there are costs to provide our free services to the Fort Wayne / Allen County community.

If you would like to remember Adult Life Training, Inc. today, please feel free to click the PayPal button on the left side of our web pages. Or send a check to:

Adult Life Training, Inc.
3301 E Coliseum Blvd, Room 136
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

PayPal charges 30 cents plus 3% of the donation for their fee. If you donate $1 on PayPal, Adult Life Training will receive about 67 cents. $2 about $1.64. We are an ALL VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION: all of your donation goes directly to the work! If you want to help real people right here in Fort Wayne, this is one place that even a small donation will make a real difference.