You don’t have to do it all, John, not massive big things. You all by yourself can contribute and make a difference.
After Ford gave its employees free computers that most probably didn’t need I was upset that they should have given them to the poor who DID need them. So, when I do a computer upgrade for someone I ask for the old part, a video card or smaller memory and store them. When someone else upgrades to a new computer I ask if they need the old one, I get broken ones and use the other parts donated to make usable ones and give them to those that need them. It isn’t much, maybe one or two a year, but for the people that need one… did a network for one place in need, used my wire and a server patched up and put back to use.
At one time I tried to get local dial ups to do come charity internet for those I helped, but there were too many problems, no phone and other things, so that didn’t work, and now with broadband and the higher cost…
I am trying to do more laptops, but they are so part specific that it is harder to do. I have two that are not too out of date with bad displays hoping for another with a good display but other bad part. Every once in awhile I look to see if I can get a display cheap.
Originally I had the idea to work with local businesses to take their old computers at upgrade and rehab them, but never took it to that level and just did it solo.
My point is not that I am doing something I think is good, but that if everyone does something good that is a help, then things get better for everyone.
You put a big stake on a good work ethic, as I do, so hire someone and TEACH that to him/her. You can’t solve the big picture, but helping one person at a time and a lot of people helping can be huge. Like to paint, teach some kids from a poor area how to. Financial genius, teach a kid in a poor area how to climb out. One person at a time.
We don't have to be "all but done" if we care about the rest of the people and not just "me".