Spotlight: David Alaimo
David is one of approximately fifteen dedicated volunteers in the Computer Recycling Program
(CRP) at IndependenceFirst
. David is not a complicated person. Being genuine, keeping his agreements, and keeping his word, are the values that he lives by.
“I am so fortunate to have grown up with people that considered these things important. I have much contentment now that my life has taken on a more spiritual aspect.”
David’s inspiration for volunteering is simple, yet poignant. His motivation, like many of ours, is multifaceted, but genuinely grounded in a desire to improve the lives of those around him. “I like to help people. Of course it’s not totally altruistic, it’s very fulfilling.”
Volunteering in CRP allows David to explore his personal interest while gaining knowledge from others involved with the program. “I have always been fascinated by technology, and to be frank, I learn a lot from the people in CRP.”
Volunteers are vital to the success of IndependenceFirst
, and many other non-profits. The impact of donating time to an organization should not be underestimated. “I feel that it would be a lot harder for people who need services to receive them without the help of volunteers.”
The CRP program is almost totally volunteer-driven. CRP Volunteers play an important role in helping to “Bridge the Technology Divide” that exists among people with disabilities. Each year, the CRP gives out between 350—400 computers, and the demand keeps growing!
Contact: Ana M. Kleppin
, Volunteer Manager, at 414-226-8114 v/relay