Bridging the Digital Divide

Since July 2020, PCs for People Maryland has been working to close the digital divide by providing devices, internet access, digital skills training, and tech support for the tens of thousands of households left on the wrong side of the digital divide—while at the same time, empowering businesses and organizations to make a positive community and environmental impact.

In our first year, we distributed more than 4,000 computers and connected more than 3,000 people with internet service; delivering crucial technology resources to those most in need. Located in Baltimore, a city where more than 30% of households do not have access to an internet-connected computer which deprives them of educational opportunities, social connection, and job advancement, we are making important steps towards closing the vast divide. 

 

Get Tech

Visit PCs for People’s retail location or go online to find affordable desktop and laptop computers and sign up for high-speed mobile internet service. Through the Federal Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, we are offering qualified customers refurbished computers for as little as $11 and free internet service with the purchase of a hotspot.

Address: 2901 E. Biddle Street, Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone: 443-396-7247
Hours: Mon–Fri: 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Sat–Sun: Closed

To purchase online, visit:

www.pcsrefurbished.com

Donate Tech

Turn your organization’s retired technology into new opportunities. PCs for People will pick up your old equipment, securely wipe devices of sensitive data, refurbish and update them, and distribute them to local community organizations and individuals who lack access to technology. Items we can’t refurbish we recycle, with the proceeds supporting our low-cost internet service and digital skills training. All donations are tax-deductible.

Join Johns Hopkins, Whiting-Turner, and hundreds of other businesses of all sizes that already trust PCs for People to repurpose and recycle their electronic waste to benefit the community.

How to Donate

Become a Partner

To explore a partnership and the best ways to get technology to vulnerable individuals and families in Maryland, contact Warren Gatewood, Director of Community & Government Relations, at wgatewood@pcsforpeople.org. Together we can help provide access to the technology that will empower the people you serve to unlock their full potential.

Meet Our Executive Director

Gary Bonner is a Baltimore City native and product of Baltimore City public schools. Gary served as Chief Operating Officer of Azure Healthcare Services in Washington, DC, where he worked to secure healthcare services for adults living with traumatic brain injury, intellectual and developmental disabilities. As Director of Corporate Education Programs for Wiley Global Education Services in Chicago, IL, he headed the development of university-based workforce development programs. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership from Morris Brown College and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from the Kennedy School, Harvard University.

Visit Our Baltimore Location

Address: 2901 E. Biddle Street, Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone: 443-396-7247
Email: maryland@pcsforpeople.org

Hours:
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Location Services

• Computer and internet retail
• Tech/electronics recycling and drop-off
• Volunteer opportunities