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. From July 2008 to July of 2010 our 2,000 sq ft Twin Cities office allowed us to give out over 3,000 computers to those in
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 with a home computer! “Something sitting in someone’s closet is going to bring the world to someone’s fingertips, to someone who’s never had that before.
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 awarded a contract to distribute 1,000 computers to low income families in the state of Minnesota. We are excited for this opportunity and to expand