Press Release: PCs for People Distributes Its 40,000th Computer!

July 22, 2015

PCs for People has been making a measurable impact in the lives of low-income families, individuals, children, and those with disabilities by refurbishing and distributing retired and end-of-life computers since 1998.  PCs for People recently distributed their 40,000th computer, helping communities throughout the Upper Midwest.  Thousands of families have also … Read More

150 Computers Distributed in Eau Claire

July 21, 2015

PCs for People gave away 150 computers to families in need at the Wisconsin Job Center last Friday, July 17th, marking our first event in Eau Claire.  The computers, which were donated to PCs for People from businesses and companies in Eau Claire and Chippewa counties, were free to the … Read More

Here we GROW again – Mille Lacs County!

July 16, 2015

We are thrilled to announce that Mille Lacs County Board has approved the motion to make PCs for People their official technology equipment recycler. Mille Lacs County is the latest Minnesota county to realize the benefits of working with PCs for People. Our thanks go out to Technology Services Manager … Read More

Here we GROW again!

July 10, 2015

PCs for People continues to seek corporate, nonprofit, and governmental partners who generously provide end of life computer equipment that can be refurbished and redistributed to low-income families across the Upper Midwest. We are happy to announce that Sherburne County is one of the latest organizations to realize the benefits … Read More

Sprinting Ahead with Internet

June 15, 2015

PCs for People originally provided just the service in our name: PCs. Since opening in 2008, we pointed people to resources for Internet services, but were unable to find a low-cost option to provide at our office. Luckily in 2012 someone from the nonprofit Mobile Citizen caught a Star Tribune … Read More

Our New Office in Denver, CO

June 10, 2015

Denver Downtown view from Red Rock Amphitheatre by Mitul0520 – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Since PCs for People began, Executive Director Casey Sorensen has been building automated systems and tools to simplify the computer refurbishing process. These tools, such as the ability to insert a pre-loaded hard drive into a … Read More

Otto Bremer Foundation Project Wrap Up

June 2, 2015

The holiday season came early for PCs for People in December of 2013. We were awarded a grant by the Otto Bremer Foundation to distribute 2,400 home computers to low-income students and their families through our PCs for Kids program, affecting a total of 4,320 kids. A pilot program launched … Read More

Our Year in Review

June 2, 2015

If you pressed the pause button on PCs for People’s work last year, you might have noticed something: we had a little help from our friends. 2014 was a year of collaboration for PCs for People. Together we chipped away at the digital divide and extended the reach of our … Read More

Closed Nov 27th-28th

November 25, 2014

Our St.Paul location will be closed November 27th and 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

PCs for People in the Media

October 23, 2014

Our PCs for Kids program has caught the eye of a local news station. Wednesday, October 23 KSTP channel 5 news ran a story about our Jackson Preparatory School event. PCs for People was able to distributed 150 computers to low-income families at the school thanks to funding for the PCs for … Read More