ADBAR GET CONNECTED!

Page Last Updated: 4/1/2020

** Special Notice **

Posted March 11,2020

Join us on Zoom each Wednesday 5pm to 7pm until coronavirus virus

is over or allowed to have group of 10 or more

See Adbar Website on how to attend our zoom meetings

Old Cambridge Baptist Church is Closed and Locked- No one will Be at Church until further Notice

For More Information , Please contact   Email: Adam Frost   or Call 617-522-1049


Questions: What do We Do at Get Connected! 

The Get Connected! program aims to help to get working, reliable computers into the hands of members of the Boston community. If you need a computer to help with job search, career advancement, e-mail access, etc., but don’t have the means to purchase one right now, Get Connected! may be able to help you out.


Questions: What we do to get computers ready?

Used computers are donated to the Get Connected Computer Clinic. Our Volunteer take each computer and put them through a spread sheet that was carefully planned out with different steps to do on the donated computer, If hardware parts are needed like a hard drive or a DVD drive or more memory we will install them into the computer system, and in good working condition, completely erasing all the old data, if the computer is a windows 7 operating system, we can update the operating system to windows 10. We will load your machine with basic anti-virus and Microsoft office/ productivity applications, and make sure all the software programs are updated. The laptop & desktops donated and refurbished tend to be a few years old, but they are guaranteed to work. As a bonus, any computer obtained from Get Connected computer clinic comes with a lifetime warranty for ongoing service or replacement.  ADBAR GET CONNECTED WEBSITE


Question: How do i get to Get Connected Computer Clinic.?

By MBTA BUS (MBTA Route #1 to Harvard Square)

Get Connected ! Meets every Wednesday from 3:30- 7:30Pm in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church at 1151 Mass Ave. This is directly off MBTA Route #1 to Harvard Square, or a five minute walk from harvard station on the red line. when you get to the front of the church, enter, through the small glass door below and to the right of the church’s big red front door.

By MBTA RedLine 

You can jump on the MBTA Redline from anywhere the redline operates from ashmont station and braintree station to alewife station, take any subway train to alewife station but get off train at Harvard station, walk back torwards boston on the same side of the street of Harvard University and cross intersection past Mr. Bartleys Buger Restaurunt, if you get to a castle looking building (1151 Mass Ave) thats the Old Cambridge Baptist Church (five minute walk from Harvard station on the red line. when you get to the front of the church, enter, through the small glass door below and to the right of the church’s big red front door.)


Question: who make up the volunteers we have at Get Connected!

The Volunteers at Get Connected! come from all walk of life, from high school  & college students, to different professions and all type of industries with different levels of experience


Question: Who Runs the Get Connected Computer Clinic.?

Owner Of Computer Care and Learning (Sir. Adam Frost)

the Get Connected Computer Clinic is run by Adam Frost, Who is his own it/Computer business, Computer Care and Learning. The program is a labor of love for him and he love to share his knowledge with everyone. all those who help refurbish the computer are there as volunteers who are trying to give back to their community and learn more about computer maintenance in the process. If you’ interested in learning more about computers from a technical standpoint, or already have some computer skills and would like to help out, Adam would love to hear from you, too


Question: How Much do computer Cost to buy?

all computer are donated and all those who work on them are volunteers. a small contribution of $50 is suggested as an minimum donation, if you are interested in getting a computer from get connected!. those who have the means to donate more are encouraged to do so. all cost go to keeping the program running. no one is making any profit here, trust me.


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