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Hank Feinberg Community Service Presentation at APCUG

Hank Feinberg Community Service Presentation at APCUG



Presentation of Community Service & National Cristina Foundation br Hank Feinberg and intro by Hewie Poplock for the APCUG Annual Meeting and Regional Technology Conference Julu 2011

Presentation of Community Service & National Cristina Foundation br Hank Feinberg and intro by Hewie Poplock for the APCUG Annual Meeting and Regional Technology Conference Julu 2011



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    Hank Feinberg Community Service Presentation at APCUG Hank Feinberg Community Service Presentation at APCUG Presentation Transcript

    • APCUG Community Service Campaign Kickoff
      Hewie Poplock and Hank Feinberg
      July 17, 2011
    • A few words from Hewie Poplock.Community Services ChairmanAPCUG Director
    • “What is theNewAPCUG going to look like?”
      Kathy Jacobs Presidents Message July, 2011 Reports
      “ How often does your club reach out
      to the rest of your community to
      find out what they need?”
    • APCUG
      250 + Active User Groups Nationally
      Many in major metropolitan areas. Grassroots level into more than 75% of America geographically
      Potential total number of volunteers
      50-100 members per group= 12,500 volunteers100 members per group = 25,000
    • National Strategic Alliance Partnership
    • “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.“ ~Author Unknown
    • Types of Community Service for User Groups (Use of time)
      Active – Physical
      Active – Non Physical
      Picking up computers
      Discarding electronic waste
      Delivering computer Systems (optional)
      Installing a network
      Repairing computers
      Making phone calls
      Writing letters and e-mails
      Writing articles
      Teaching a class
      Giving a webinar
      Making community presentations
      Keeping contact with shut ins
    • Reasons for DoingCommunity Service
      “Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.” Buddha
      “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill
    • We make it easy to set up a program of community service at you user group.
      Give you pre-written templates of promotional releases, letters and news letter columns.
      Check lists to help start your program.
      NCF provides an on line database for your user groups listing of its services and equipment needs as a Cristina Community Partner.
      2,000 Cristina partners on a geographically sortable list online for you to work with in your local community.
      You don’t have to touch or refurbish a computer.
    • What you need to check in your community
      Local laws on receiving computer donations from the government
      Local solid/hazardous waste pick up and or drop off
      Where does e-waste wind up
      How much e- waste is generated annually ( Rockland County over 150 tons of electronics alone)
      Public education of proper disposal
    • Check the laws in your community
      Find out about your environmental laws regulating the disposal ( Sale ) of e-waste
      A. Local Laws
      B. State laws
      List Agencies
      Contact elected representatives
      C. Federal laws
    • Change in New York State Law
    • Promotional Tools for your User Group
      PR Releases for
      Newspapers', Radio Stations, Community News
      Time Lines and promotional ideas
      Letter templates
      Announcing to your members
      Send to your government officials
      Send to your local school systems
      Send to large and small corporations
      Send to local businesses announcement and requests
      Send to other Non profit’s
      Send to potential community partner’s in need
    • How the Program Workson NCF Community Partner Level
    • For Donor using the Cristina Partners Network enables them to: 
      • Experience the ease of NCF’s automated donation process 
      • Search for local NCF pre-approved partners via state, city or zip code
      • Learn about the missions and services of the identified NCF partners
      • Determine if their donation meets selected partner’s needs
      • Select the local partner of  their choice and complete the online Donor Submission Form (DSF)
      • Receive a donation acknowledgement letter for tax purposes
      • Take pride that their donation will make a significant impact on the lives of persons in need.
    • Hank’s Top Ten List of Why User Groups Should do Community Service
      Helps promote your club throughout your community
      Brings in new members
      Interfaces your club with other organizations Great PR
      Activates old members into action
      Does lot’s of good within your community
      Changes the focus of your club
      Gives back to the community and those in need
      Helps change peoples lives
      Makes you the “Go To” experts in your community for technology and “green” environmental issues
      10. Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ~Mohammed Ali
    • The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker. ~Helen Keller
    • NCF Cristina Partners Program A program designed to make it easy to implement Community Service nationally.
    • Become a Cristina Network Community ( Grass Roots) Partner
    •  Vint Cerf, Co - founder of the Internet
      The National Cristina Foundation's programs bring connection and self-expression to people too long isolated from the world. Here's to NCF's own longlife! 
    • Meet Cristina McMahon
      In 1983, I was a student in the Yonkers Public School System and that was where I met Dr. Yvette Marrin. In our class at school 29 I was not the only student who had trouble writing because there were lots of other students who were having the same trouble I had. It was hard writing things down and keeping my thoughts on the paper as I have Cerebral Palsy.
    • Co Founders of NCFDavid Bruce McMahon and Yvette Marrin
    • A few words from Bud Rizer
      Harry (Bud) Rizer, Ed.D.Executive Director
      National Cristina Foundation
    • Donate Today!
      You have the power to increase the untapped potential of people who have special needs. National Cristina Foundation and its grassroots partners accept donations from individuals and corporations alike.
    • Some recipients of computers through National Cristina Foundation
    • Demo of Cristina Partners Relation Database Website
    • A few of the many recent requests received at NCF
    • eliaslopez writes...
      am 8 and using my moms email.
      I seen you on Tv the other day.
      I am disabled and having a hard time doing my homework and need a computer to use.
      Is there any place I might go to? We were recently homeless and still very poor and have alot ideas for doing important socaily aware comicbook and educational games.
      Can you help me?
      thank you even if you cant
    • Contact Hewie Poplock or Hank Feinberg for more informationHewie Poplock (hpoplock@apcug.org)Hank Feinberg (hank@pcrenew.org845-352-7111)www.cristina.orgwww.apcug.org
    • Message: Dear sir/madam,
      I'm a 27 year old young man who has been blind for four years and is currently striving to complete my online courses using a public computer as I don't have one of my own. I was kindly asking for assistance in acquiring a personal computer workstation comprising of a PC, printer and scanner as it is a great necessity for through my personal experiences in the last four years had a fire ignite in me to come up with life changeing ideas. I'm currently working towards establishing a social educational project in computer literacy to benefit the blind and visually impairedpeople in Zim, aiming to substancially draw closer to eliviate poverty and establish social, financial, and professional independence.
      Looking forward to your compassionate responce.
    • Yohanna at disability resource center writes...
      Hello I have a consumer I am transitioning out of a nursing home he has a engineering type background and suffered a stroke and was instiutionalized. Since then he has come back and will be going home and his dream is to gain some of his technical awareness etc Do you donate to families alone ?orjust agencies?
    • Please, I don't know if your organization can assist me, but I have a student who is learning disabled in reading and writing that would greatly benefit from a computer so that it would make his life better @ home and school. He is in the fifth grade and his family is currenlty suffering economically. Please let me know if you can help.
      Debbie Nunley
      School Psychologist
      St. James, White Oak
      6111 Cheviot Road
      Cincinnati, Ohio 45247
    • Identify Donee’s
      In financial need
      Shut ins
      Returning Veterans
      Non Profits
      Centers : Youth, Seniors