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21st Anniversary Fundraiser

Goal: Raise $21,000 To Replace 20th Century Technology

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As we wrap up another decade, we come to the 21st Anniversary of Albany Helping Hands. In those 21 years, there have been a lot of changes with new technology an integral part of our lives.

Listen to the podcast of the live radio broadcast that aired on September 9, 2019.  Joining us Wayne Oakes, John Donovan, Pat Loy and Jim Willhight.  The Guest Story “On a new Path- Allen’s Story” was also read by KGAL’s Jeff McMahan.  To listen to this or other radio podcasts   click here  .

Listen to the podcast of the live radio broadcast that aired on September 9, 2019.

Joining us Wayne Oakes, John Donovan, Pat Loy and Jim Willhight.

The Guest Story “On a new Path- Allen’s Story” was also read by KGAL’s Jeff McMahan.

To listen to this or other radio podcasts click here.

In 1998 only 1/3 of the country's population had cell phones, Google was a new concept, and a company few had heard of.

Keeping on top of the training and equipment needs for new technology is a challenge for many, and Albany Helping Hands is no exception.  

Your donations and volunteers help build and maintain the AHH Computer Lab.  

The AHH Organization's Thrift Store and U-Haul need technology for operations. Also, PC's are utilized for Guest Services case management, kitchen inventory, accounting, marketing, and administration functions at the Shelter.

Most of the PC's are antiquated. Now the operating systems are ten years old and will not get security updates after January 2020.

The PC's each need a mandatory upgrade to Windows 10 but lack the newer hardware needed according to Wayne Oakes, Assistant Executive Director who also serves as IT Manager.

Your generous donation will be stretched with discounts on software licenses and computer hardware.

The goal for the 21st Anniversary Fundraiser is to raise $21,000 for the technology update, according to John Donovan, AHH Development Director.

Your generous contributions to the Albany Helping Hands 21st Anniversary Fundraiser to upgrade to 21st-century technology is needed today.                

Donations

You can make a tax-deductible Donation Online (click here) from your smartphone, tablet or desktop device, android, apple or windows systems. It takes just a few minutes to make a safe and secure one-time donation. We accept Credit or Debit MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. You will receive an email confirming your donation.

You can also mail, phone in, or drop off your donations. See "Other Ways to Donate" on this web page. Thank you for your generosity.

Where Do The Funds Go?

The proceeds from your donations help fund critical community missions, including providing emergency housing to over 100 nightly and hot meals three times a day, totaling over 86,000 meals a year.

Albany Helping Hands provides training and employment for shelter guests operating a Thrift StoreKeep Warm Woodlot, U-Haul  Rental Dealership, Vehicle Resale, and Estate Cleanup units.

We thank all of the caring individuals, businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations who have contributed over the past 21 years. 

It has been the generous donations by the community that has been converted into blessings for many. We thank all off the caring individuals who have contributed. Your new contributions are helpful for us to continue our mission.