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Need a PC?? Check out these computer resources for low income families!
I know so many people are are in need of a computer so I have been searching high and low trying to locate resources to help everyone to find either a free or low cost PC.
Here is what I have found and as I find more resources I will build on this list;
Computers For Classrooms 315 Huss Drive, Chico, CA 95928 (530)895-4175
CFC provides good working computer systems for those who cannot afford to buy new ones. As Microsoft Authorized Refurbishers they can only place MS licensed computers with low-income families.
Computer Recycling Center
CRC Computer Recycling provides refurbished computers to Foster Youth, Home-Bound Elderly, Teachers, Community Nonprofits, and more.
PC’s for People
PCs for People creates new opportunities by providing personal computers and education to people who have limited experience with technology due to social, physical and/or economic circumstances.
Accelerated Schools offers a computer loan program that makes computers available to families through two methods. After submitting a $100 deposit that will be returned when the computer is returned, families can choose a slide show computer or a word processing computer. Call (800) SCHOOL3 to learn more about the terms and conditions of this computer loan program.
Freecycle is an online network of charitable individuals who post gifts and donations of many things, including computers, so that others may benefit from their gifts.
World Computer Exchange
World Computer Exchange is a portal for rescuing used computers, refurbishing them and distributing them throughout the world. This company has benefited many communities and organizations that otherwise would not have been able to afford a computer or laptop. Visit their website for more information on donating or receiving a free computer.
Alachua Free-Net Computer Recycling Program
[Florida] Requests for computers are considered on a case-by-case basis by the AFN Computer Recycling Program volunteers. Some of the areas used for determination are as follows: Priority is given to local community organizations, schools, and non-profit organizations. Individuals with disabilities or hardships where it is demonstrated that the computer would enhance the person’s life.
Castaway Computers, Inc.
[Wisconsin] We accept donated computer equipment and software from companies, refurbish the equipment, load available software, and upgrade the equipment. Castaway donates the computers to individuals, families, schools, charities, and agencies including religious, scouting, genealogical, historical, and other nonprofit entities. Call for more info (414) 221-3442
Computers for Families (CFF)
[Virginia] Computers for Families is a not for profit organization founded to place computer systems with and provide computer information access to individuals who can not afford a computer system. Currently we are only able to help families in the SW Virginia localities. 540-745-6340
Computers for Homebound and Isolated Persons
[Tennessee] CHIPS is a non-profit project aimed at reducing the social isolation of persons who are homebound, by providing a computer and free Internet access through KORRnet, who manages the project. The primary participants in this project are persons who are elderly, or caregivers, although some recipients are also disabled and homebound.
[Michigan] We place computers in homes (in low-income Grand Rapids neighborhoods) that could not otherwise afford one. To qualify for a computer, you must complete ten (10) hours of service to your community
[Oregon] FREE GEEK is a 501(c)(3) not for profit community organization that recycles used technology to provide computers, education, internet access and job skills training to those in need in exchange for community service.
Santa Barbara Computers for Families
[California] The Computers for Families project is providing computers, Internet access and training for Santa BarbaraCounty students whose families cannot afford to purchase them. We believe that access to technology at home is critical to building the skills essential for success in the 21st century. (805)964-4711 x5400
Southern Arizona’s Computer Bank
[Arizona] SACB is a community-based, non-profit 501(c)(3), charitable and educational organization, that helps those who are less fortunate. We acquire, upgrade and donate computers, and printers to under-privileged students K-12, who live in Southern Arizona.
Technology Assisting People In Need
[Ohio] TAPIN focuses on serving individuals who are economically disadvantaged or disabled, and who could benefit by owning a computer, and the agencies which serve them.
Rochester, NY- Free and Low-cost Refurbished Computers Available Now Through Micrecycle:
Computers for Education Back-To-School Promotion Location: Micrecycle, 98 College Ave., Rochester, NY14607 Media Contact: Debra Jacobson (585) 697-1944 • email@example.com
Computers will be available for pick-up a week or two after applications are processed. For more information about the program or to request an application, call Alex Johnson at RMSC/Science Linkages, (585)256-3170.
Computers for Children (no website available) 2550 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 874-3350 Hours: Monday - Saturday 10-6 pm