?Adrian Martinca, owner of A.M. Technologies, recently started a non-profit community program, Technology for the Future, to offer computers to those in need.
“I started my company as a way to help people have access to the technology they need for everyday life,” Martinca said. “We believe that with people’s current state of dependency on technology that everyone should have access to a computer, no matter their situation.”
Martinca explained that he has been involved in the sales and wholesale distribution for many years and, because of that, understands that affordability is out there.
“It is just a matter of ‘how do you bring that accessibility directly to people without incurring retail level costs?’” he asked. “Since there were many people and organizations for whom technology was seemingly inaccessible, my team and I decided to bridge that gap.”
Martinca explained that after pondering the question, he and his team got the idea of working with the community and sharing their system of technological resources to create accessibility and created a source of funding to make a difference in people’s lives.
“This is not only access, but also serves as a source of continuous funding for our effort,” he said. “Hence the birth of our online outlet, www.am-outlet.us, that serves as a source of funding for our donations. In order for this program to be community oriented and involve the community more directly, our prices are increased by 30 percent across the whole outlet. But, this is used to create incentive for our customers to visit our program, www.technologyforthefuture.org, and attain a 30 percent discount code associated with one of our efforts – in other words, by picking an effort to support, you will save 30 percent on your entire purchase – plus a significant portion of the purchase is used to fund the project you decided to support.”
Martinca noted that if you do not have a specific project you would like to support, you can use their general discount code “community” where the funds go to support all the efforts they are trying to fulfill.
“In addition, for those who believe in our mission and would like to help, we created an affiliate program where you can be our partner, share our mission with your friends, whereby, you help us fulfill our goals and change the community,” Martinca said. “Our affiliate program pays a percentage of all sales directly to you. In this manner, people can make money from home, while supporting a valiant cause.”
Right now, Martinca said their goal is to find individuals and organizations to submit projects on the program’s website.
“It is for anyone in need. It could be kids, churches, or schools. Anyone. They can create a special project and request the number of computers needed,” he explained.
Martinca explained that when submitting a project, you must submit a video of how the technology will help the person or organization, why they feel they need the technology and what it will do for them.
“Once the video is approved, it will be posted to get funded,” he said. “After the resources have been funded and given to the individual or organization, there will be another video.”
A.M. Technologies welcomes donations and also recycle electronics. They offer free advice for technology needs.
If you would like to help be an advocate or know someone that could benefit from the organization, contact Technology for the Future at firstname.lastname@example.org. To help fund the project through the purchase of a computer, visit www.am-outlet.us. For more information, call 336-310-9644.