by Jordan Green


When the position for senior technology coordinator at HandyCapable Network came open in early 2010, Executive Director Barbara Davis turned to a former intern, Richard Jacky. Fortuitously for both, he was looking for a job at the time.

“I’m really the kind of guy that likes to take things apart and see how they work,” Jacky said. “I’m very apt to take things apart before taking [a broken machine] to someone else. It’s a real challenge to find out why a computer won’t turn on or do exactly what you want it to do.”

The non-profit HandyCapable Network is always seeking contributions of used computers or monetary donations. The money allows HandyCapable to sell refurbished computers to struggling nonprofits or low-income households at low cost.

“What we do here not only helps lowincome individuals and nonprofits but it also helps disabled individuals that we teach to troubleshoot and refurbish computers,” Jacky said.

When not working on computers at HandyCapable, Jacky enjoys — wait for it — working on cars.

“It’s like taking the electronics out,” he said, “and putting all of your concentration into mechanics.”

To donate to HandCapable Network or to reach the nonprofit for any other reason, call 336.209.7360 or visit !