PCs for People has received a grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation to support digital inclusion through our PCs for Kids program. $170,000 has been awarded to pay for the distribution of 2,400 computers to low-income families with school-aged children in 22 communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The mobile refurbishing project will travel to Minnesota (Alexandria, Brainerd, Baxter, Breckenridge, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, International Falls, Mankato, Marshall, Moorhead, Morris, Owatonna, St. Paul, Willmar), North Dakota (Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Wahpeton), and Wisconsin (Menomonie). The project seeks to increase broadband adoption, reduce electronic waste, and help bridge the digital divide in Bremer communities. Since launching PCs for Kids in 2010, PCs for People has successfully completed 42 events across the State of Minnesota.
PCs for People was featured in a Star Tribune article on January 2, 2014. Both our Executive Director and Founder help tell the story of our rapid growth in the number of computers we distribute as well as the addition of low-cost Internet service to our clients. The article was written by columnist Gail Rosenblum who focuses her columns on people, social issues, trends, and the complexities of human relationships.