Important Internet Update

September 30, 2014

*We’re currently sold out of internet modems. We’ll have more internet devices available to sell in January. At PCs for People we’re aware of the frustration this gap in availability may cause. That’s why we truly appreciate the patience and understanding of our valued PCs for People recipients during this time.

Otto Bremer Foundation Supports PCs for Kids Program Expansion

January 24, 2014

PCs for People has received a grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation to support digital inclusion through our PCs for Kids program. $170,000 has been awarded to pay for the distribution of 2,400 computers to low-income families with school-aged children in 22 communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. The … Read More

Championing Affordable Internet Access

January 3, 2014

PCs for People was featured in a Star Tribune article on January 2, 2014. Both our Executive Director and Founder help tell the story of our rapid growth in the number of computers we distribute as well as the addition of low-cost Internet service to our clients. The article was … Read More

500 Computers Distributed to Blandin Broadband Communities

November 27, 2013

In our most recent partnership with the Blandin Foundation, we were tasked with distributing 500 computers to nine separate communities throughout Minnesota. In a six week span, we traveled 2,200 miles to deliver computer systems to low-income families. That same milage equals a round trip from our St. Paul headquarters … Read More

LPS Donates 200 HP LCD Screens to PCs for People

October 31, 2013

Saint Paul, MN (October 31, 2013) – Saint Paul, Minnesota nonprofit organization PCs for People has received 200 HP LCD screens from LPS for distribution to low-income families. The screens will be used during PCs for People’s current PCs for Kids tour across rural Minnesota. The donation was from LPS, … Read More

Celebrating Milestones

August 21, 2013

Business has been incredibly brisk as of late. It seems like every month we set new records in the amount of computers that are going out the door or the amount of people we sign up for the internet. We work so hard at our jobs that we rarely stop … Read More

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: www.ksax.com