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

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