Se­nior’s new com­puter skills al­lows her to con­nect with fam­ily

The Island Packet - - Stay Connected - BY STEVE AUSTIN ste­[email protected]­land­

A fe­male, se­nior cit­i­zen with lit­tle com­puter ex­pe­ri­ence came to Bluffton Self Help’s Ed­u­ca­tion and Re­source cen­ter in­ter­ested in learn­ing how to use com­put­ers. She knows how much tech­nol­ogy plays a role in our lives and wanted to be able to reach her out-of- state fam­ily. Bluffton Self Help worked to help her gain the de­sired com­puter skills to stay in touch with her fam­ily.

At Bluffton Self Help we strive to bring the com­mu­nity closer to­gether by bring­ing out the strength and con­fi­dence of each of our neigh­bors.

Our staff taught her com­puter ba­sics such as us­ing the key­board, mouse, and brows­ing the in­ter­net. Shortly af­ter a few vis­its, her skills had pro­gressed to the point where she cre­ated an email to con­nect with fam­ily who she had not talked to in years. Her fam­ily was so im­pressed with her new skill set that they de­cided to pur­chase a com­puter for her to con­tinue learn­ing.


Al­lan & Diane Couper: $100 Anony­mous: $25

The Steven­sons: $15

The Per­nice & D’er­ario Fam­ily: $400 Anony­mous: $100 Res­i­dents of Water­view Court: $110: John & Robin Pick­ens: $60 Anony­mous: $150

Mil­ton & Lynne Stombler: $200 Ber­nice & Karen Covert: $25 Al Thomas - In lov­ing mem­ory of Mar­ian: $100

James & Madge: $500

Ed­ward & Sharon Houseal: $100 Teresa & Hu­bert Ferro: $200 Happy Hol­i­days from Brenda: $50 Anony­mous: $100

To­tal to date: $9,215


Those who wish to par­tic­i­pate in the Bluffton Self Help fundrais­ing cam­paign, which sup­ports the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s char­i­ta­ble ac­tiv­i­ties, can mail con­tri­bu­tions to Bluffton Self Help, P.O. Box 2420, Bluffton, SC 29910; drop them off at 39 Sheri­dan Park Cir­cle, Suite 10; or go to www.bluffton­

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