Help Purchase 7 Laptops for Giving Tuesday
You Can Help Employment Specialists Overcome the Hurdle of Outdated Technology and Aid People with Disabilities and Other Barriers Fill Jobs by Donating to Chinook
The Employment Specialists at Chinook depend on reliable, updated equipment to effectively carry out their essential role of supporting people with disabilities and other barriers to seek and secure employment. However, there are hindrances that obstruct their path of securing opportunities for their customers.
What is standing in their way? Some of our Employment Specialists are still using laptops from 2014. The laptops are aged beyond efficiency and outlived its capabilities. The laptops can’t handle the demands of the modern internet and server applications as well as newer laptops can, such as video chat and security. And sometimes they crash or freeze mid services.
Seven out of the twelve Employment Specialists are experiencing technical malfunctions and share the concern that without modern equipment, there is difficulty in carrying out the needed processes in several aspects of their job functioning.
You can change all this by helping Chinook Enterprises raise $11,450 for GivingTuesday 2022.
More of Chinook's customers will be able to connect with employers and be hired quickly, if all 12 of the Employment Specialists had updated laptops.
We're looking to purchase 7 top quality new laptops plus docking stations so our team can serve their customers with less impediments.
This will cost $11,450 – that’s $1600 per laptop.
On Giving Tuesday, by helping purchase new laptops, you can ensure that the jobseekers Chinook serves who are eager to obtain employment can successfully do so, no matter the barriers.
Customers like Lili Johnson depend on their Employment Specialists to aid in landing jobs, connect with employers, stay connected with Chinook’s team, and be as responsive as possible.
Lili is looking for a part-time janitorial employment opportunity on weekdays. She takes initiative, works hard, and has years of experience with industrial carpet vacuuming, window washing, garbage and recycling, and general cleaning. Right now, she has one part-time job on weekends, but she is keen on obtaining a second job during the week.
With your help Chinook can buy 7 new laptops to remove the barrier of aging technology and ensure that all 12 of our Employment Specialists can serve Lili and at least 160 other customers the best they possibly can.
Please join with others around Skagit County and beyond who believe in our mission of inclusion, that everyone who wants a job should get a job – including people with disabilities and other barriers – and help us purchase 7 new laptops.
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