Digital Inclusion Fund Awards PCs for People

July 5, 2013

PCs for People has been awarded a grant from Minneapolis’s Digital Inclusion Fund for $15,000. The Digital Inclusion Fund was established at The Minneapolis Foundation in 2007 to help close the digital divide in Minneapolis. The fund’s purpose is to increase technology access and skills among non-traditional users of technology, including … Read More

2012 Working in Rural Minnesota

January 10, 2013

2012 was a big year for our work in Rural Minnesota. We expanded to 6 offices statewide and completed 19 computer distribution events. For the events we collected computers from the local communities, refrubished them and gave the computers back to low income head start and school age families. It … Read More

Free Computer Cleanup August 16th

August 6, 2012

We are offering a ONE DAY free computer cleanup at our office in St. Paul. If your computer is running slowly, just bring your tower to 1481 Marshall Ave in St. Paul from 10AM to 2PM on Thursday, August 16th. It only takes about 20 minutes and you will be … Read More

Computer Giveaway in Alexandria

March 3, 2012

On March 3rd, PCs for People took it’s mobile refurbishing efforts to Alexandria, Minnesota. We partnered with Alexandria Technical and Community College, West Central Minnesota Communities Action, and Douglas County Senior Citizen’s Office to collect and distribute 76 computers.   KSAX  Eyewitness News{mp4}ksax-alexandria-20120302{/mp4}Website:

2012 Mobile Refurbishing – Press Release

January 20, 2012

Saint Paul, MN (January 15, 2012) – Saint Paul, Minnesota nonprofit organization PCs for People is leading a mobile computer refurbishing project funded by the Blandin Foundation, Otto Bremer Foundation and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  The project seeks to reduce electronic waste while simultaneously helping bridge the … Read More

Computer Giveaway in Duluth

December 17, 2011

PCs for People partnered with The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland, Community Action Duluth, and Duluth Head Start to distribute over 100 computers to low-income families in the Duluth area. The event was held on Saturday, December 17 and was a great success. Read the Duluth News Tribune article here and view … Read More

Somali Center and PCs for People

October 28, 2011

The Blandin on Broadband blog highlighted recent work between our Willmar office and a Somali Woman Center in Willmar, MN. Refurbished computers have been given to the center to help recent arrivals from Somalia gain access to a computer lab with broadband internet. PCs for People has also been able … Read More

New Promotional Video

May 26, 2011

PCs for People recently created a new promotional video to share our story and mission. Check it out! We would like to thank Andy Lundquist at Ignition Media for his help.

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