150 Computers Collected in Duluth

April 10, 2011

PCs for People collected 150 computers from a donation drive on April 9 in Duluth. The donation drive was held in conjunction with the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium and hosted by the College of St. Scholatica. Several Duluth-area businesses and residents made donations. The local Fox TV station had this to … Read More

2011 Busiest Year Yet

April 7, 2011

The first quarter of 2011 has been busy. In the first three months of the year we have given out 809 computers! In February, the St Paul office set a monthly record of 214 computer systems distributed to walk-in clients. We have been so busy that we are having difficulty … Read More

We’ve Moved our Office

March 10, 2011

As the maze of computers in our small office grew to an unmanageable labyrinth, we finally decided it was time to look for a larger space. After months of searching and negotiation we finally purchased a building in St. Paul! We extremely excited for what this means for our organization. … Read More

Pawn America Donation Drive a Great Success

March 10, 2011

On Friday, July 9th and Saturday, July 10th we partnered with Pawn America to host a free recycling event in Rochester, MN. The event drew almost 250 cars donating more than 10 tons of computer equipment. This means we will be able to provide over 100 families and 300 people … Read More

PCs for People Partners with the Blandin Foundation

March 10, 2011

In the Spring of 2010, the US Department of Commerce announced that the Blandin Foundation and nineteen coalition partners received a $4.7 million federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant award on behalf of rural Minnesota communities. As small but important part of this grant, PCs for People has been … Read More

2,000 computers given out in 2009

March 10, 2011

In 2009 we gave out more than 2,000 computers to low income families! That means 6,000 people now have access to a computer in their home. We also provided 440 hours of phone support, trained dozens of workers and reused almost 100 tons of computer equipment. We look forward to … Read More