LAS VEGAS, Nev., March 10, 2014 – Outlook Foundation announced today that they have expanded their mission to include helping veterans returning from deployment, who find themselves without jobs, by giving them a computer and the opportunity to seek education and employment. A computer is a valuable tool to find the resources veterans need to assist them in reconnecting and adjusting into their communities.
According to a recent article in USA Today, “While the unemployment rate for veterans has dropped, from 11.7% a year ago to 7.9% in January, it’s still higher than the national rate of 6.6%. Homelessness has also been a problem.” A computer facilitates the ability to introduce veterans to training opportunities, locate housing, attain employment, and become independent again. The Outlook Foundation believes a computer can change a life.
At the heart of the Outlook Foundation is Co-Founder John Iasiuolo’s passion for helping our military personnel. John, for whom patriotism was a core value, passed away last year. John fell ill with kidney failure in December of 2007. He was devastated by the diagnosis, but determined to take better care of himself and grateful for a second chance at life. John wanted to “give back” thus with his wife Christine, founded Outlook Foundation. It was John’s love of children and his great respect for those who served in the military that determined who would benefit from the efforts of the foundation. Through the primarily volunteer efforts of his wife and Co-Founder Christine Iasiuolo, Executive Director Sharon Fry, and the rest of the Outlook Foundation team, John’s dream is being kept alive.
“We really do believe that a computer can change a life, thus it gives us great joy to be able to extend our mission to include veterans of our military. This is just a small gesture that we can do to help our veterans who have fought for the freedoms we enjoy,” stated Co-Founder Christine Iasiuolo.
Outlook Foundation’s mission is to repurpose computers and give them to children in need, helping ensure all children have the same opportunities in education; to siblings in foster care and military personnel being deployed so we can help bridge the communication gap with their families that they would otherwise face; and now to veterans as well. Learn more about Outlook Foundation at http://www.outlookfoundation.org.
If you would like to help Outlook Foundation, a donation of as little as $20.00 would be a huge help to continue to help the under-resourced children, siblings separated in foster care, military personnel and veterans. For your convenience, you can go online to their website at: https://www.outlookfoundation.org/donations to donate.
About Outlook Foundation
Outlook Foundation believes a computer can change a life. For a young student, a computer can give them access to a world of information and opportunity that can prepare them to compete in today’s economy. For siblings separated in foster care, a computer provides them with a way to keep in touch and feel more secure in their situation. For a military family, a computer can give them the opportunity to keep in touch with parents protecting our freedoms–no matter where they are stationed in the world.
For a veteran who has sacrificed in service of our country, a computer can assist in the reconnection and adjustment to civilian life. Computers are integral to the way we work, learn and communicate with family and friends. In the right hands, a computer has the power to transform lives for the better.
Outlook Foundation is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides refurbished and repurposed computers to under-resourced children, siblings in foster care, and U.S. military personnel and veterans. For more information, and to learn how you can make a difference, please visit http://www.outlookfoundation.org or call 702-505-3486.