For Immediate Release
April 2, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is making the need for equitable access to technology essential across the nation. Families desperately need computers for home learning, access to telehealth, tools for newly laid-off individuals, and access to the world during a time of extreme isolation. PCs for People is uniquely positioned during this unprecedented time to help low-income individuals obtain affordable technology.
"The need to digitally connect our underserved communities is more vital than ever. The incredible donation of $25,000 from CenturyLink will make an immediate impact for those needing computers during these extreme circumstances." – Tina Stennes, PCs for People National Communications Director
CenturyLink, a technology leader, is making computers even more accessible with a generous $25,000 donation to PCs for People. This donation will immediately impact 500+ individuals with financial assistance towards the purchase of a desktop computer.
"At CenturyLink, we see the important role connectivity plays in our everyday lives, from students completing their homework to employees getting their work done on time when they can’t be in the office", said Stephanie Calhoun, CenturyLink vice president, talent management. "We are proud to provide this donation to support PCs for People’s mission to help Americans in need stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond."
To support current social distancing requirements, CenturyLink is also covering the cost of shipping so individuals and families can have their computers shipped directly to their homes. To be eligible, you must meet PCs for People’s eligibility requirements, provide documentation, and live in a market served by CenturyLink. To apply for assistance, please go to https://www.pcsforpeople.org/centurylink/
Computer packages include (cost will be $20 for individuals after financial aid is applied); 17” monitor, keyboard, mouse, power cords, Windows 10, LibreOffice, antivirus software, 1-year hardware warranty, and free shipping.
CenturyLink has been a long-time partner of PCs for People. The company has recycled over 300 computers and 1,000+ pounds of e-waste using PCs for People’s secure IT Asset Disposition and recycling services.
About PCs for People
Since 1998, PCs for People has been a driving force behind digital inclusion efforts across the US. We are a self-sustainable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is a national leader in digital inclusion. Our mission is to give low-income individuals access to computers, internet, digital literacy, and ongoing technology support. Guided by strong leadership and a dedicated team, we have provided computers to over 115,000 people, 96,000 have access to mobile internet, and recycled millions of pounds of electronics. https://www.pcsforpeople.org/
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a technology leader delivering hybrid networking, cloud connectivity, and security solutions to customers around the world. Through its extensive global fiber network, CenturyLink provides secure and reliable services to meet the growing digital demands of businesses and consumers. CenturyLink strives to be the trusted connection to the networked world and is focused on delivering technology that enhances the customer experience. Learn more at http://news.centurylink.com/.