New Southern Oregon Aspire Computer Store Opens

A new recycled computer store opened to the public Wednesday, but it's not your average electronics store.

Posted: Feb. 20, 2019 6:21 PM
Updated: Feb. 20, 2019 6:21 PM

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the products in the store are for computers, things like keyboards or a mouse, but if you look over on this wall you'll also see cell phone products like iphone chargers, and while those are all important products, the store also provides something else." "learning skills, developing skills, being able to then take those skills and move onto other jobs in the community." ceo deborah saunders says the re-cycled electronic store is just one part of southern oregon aspire. the organization is all about diversity in the workplace. "we support about 200 people a year." aspire works closely with people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. one of those people is ian studebaker. "you don't need to spd a thousand dollars on a computer if you're just going to use youtube." when it comes to all things computers - he's your expert. he manages in-store and online sales... he decides which re-cycled electronics are usable.. he's a job coach. and he forms lasting relationshps with customers like lynn and braden schaffer. "everybody that comes in leaves happy." the re-cycled electronic store offers alternatives to brand new products that cost a fortune. as an electronic fanatic himself - braden schaffer says he'd come in everyday if he could. "i find that being able to get the parts i need and everything is honestly amazing." the store has everything you might need when it comes to computers. and when you walk through the doors - you're not only getting a good deal.. you're also supporting inclusion in the workplace. "they get the benefit of someone who is learning a skill and then is able to really work with that skill." it's open tuesday through friday from 10 a-m to 6 -m. it's also open saturday from 9 to 5. in grants pass, emma balkenbush, newswatch 12. [a22]developing-stinger we are learning more information about an avalanche
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