Help me give no/low cost computers/repair for those in need.
Organized by: Jason Isbell
I have been in the computer sales/repair business for over 11 years in Central Florida. There are no options for impoverished people in need of computers or computer repair available. Help me start a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization that provides low cost/no cost computers and computer repair to people/families in need. There are many types of people who need this type of help. Nearly every business has gone to online only employment applications. I have received many service requests over the years from people looking for a job who had a broken computer and could not afford to have it fixed so that they may fill out job applications and send resumes. I have had single mothers who could not afford to purchase or fix a computer for their child. In today's world, children need to learn computers to get ahead. Almost everything dealing with education these days is online based. I have had students from several of the local colleges and community colleges who could not afford to repair a laptop that broke that they needed to complete their school work on time. Also, we have a large older generation here who may be on a fixed income (social security only) who need computer services but can't afford it due to medical issues. Allow me to say yes to fixing someone's computer who is need by donating today! These low cost/no cost computers and repair services will go to people who can demonstrate that they have a need and they must qualify for our services by showing proper documentation of income or disability. To receive a computer or computer service from us, a potential recipient must be below the 150% poverty level or be currently enrolled in a government assistance program. Persons in Family Maximum Allowed Income 1 $17,655 2 $23,895 3 $30,135 4 $36,375 5 $42,615 6 $48.855 7 $55,095 8 $61,335 Here are some examples of programs that are eligible: Employment Services Food Support or Financial Assistance Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Social Security Disabiltiy (SSD) Section 8 or other Federal Public Housing Assistance For households that qualify under the net income test (150% poverty level) the following documentation will be acceptable as part of the application process: The prior year's state, federal or tribal tax return (a W2 form is not acceptable) Three consecutive income statements from an employer or paycheck stubs within the current calendar year A Social Security statement of benefits A Veteran Administration statement of benefits A retirement/pension statement of benefits