Help us distribute technology
Our partners help make “PCs for People” a reality. Whether your organization serves people who could benefit, you have the capacity to host a distribution event, or can act as a long-term pick-up location, or none of the above, we are eager to connect.
Bridging the Gap is a partnership between PCs for People and Mobile Beacon that allows nonprofit partners to provide internet and computers directly to the eligible individuals and families they serve. To register for this program, the organization must provide three of the following:
- 501(c)(3) letter
- A company email (non-Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo email addresses)
- A Guidestar account that proves the organization has income/assets
- A company website
- A Facebook page
- Three or more paid staff members or a legitimate Board of Directors
Once registered and approved as a Bridging the Gap Partner, the organization will receive its own unique PCs for People Online URL to use. They can then create accounts and either pay for their customers or simply assist them in the process. Every device or computer that is sold at that URL is tracked and accessible to the organization via the online partner portal.
By hosting a distribution event or pop-up shop, you can help us reach customers in need in your community. Customers will register ahead of time using a unique URL and then come to the event to pick up their computer or hotspot/modem. If needed, we can work together to provide financial assistance to your members so there is no barrier to the technology they need.
We are always looking for long-term partners who have the ability to serve as an ongoing pickup location for customers in their community. These partners typically store PCs for People devices at their physical location so that customers can pick up their online orders in person.