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Local man gives free computers to kids

Beth Fisher

Local man gives free computers to kids

CREATED Oct. 8, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It seems impossible for most of us to do life without a computer. Students use them for research.  Families use them to stay connected.  Computers are a big deal.  And it's an even bigger deal when you can't have one.

John Iasiulo knows that. So he founded the Outlook Foundation. This organization takes used computers, refurbishes them, and gives them away for free.

Iasiulo says, "It's all stuff that's been used.  Some of it is stuff that was never been picked up by customers."
Iasiulo spent his career in technology.  Now on dialysis, he wanted to leave his mark by getting computer into the hands of people who can't afford one.
Iasiulo says, "The first year was so tough, Beth. But now we're in year two and we've got an aggressive goal this year to do 100 a month to the school district and 50 computers a month to the military."
The Outlook Foundation works with the school district to decide who needs the computers.  But they also give computers to soldiers and their families so they can Skype and email when they are deployed.  One of his clients was able to see the birth of his daughter thanks to the computers he and his family received.