PCs for People’s Services for Our Community

PCs for People’s Services for Our Community

Regular followers of this blog read a lot about what KidsTek is up to and the work our team does in the Denver area, but this week, we want to talk more about the incredible services our parent organization, PCs for People, offers in our community and in communities across the country. 

Since its founding in 1998, PCs for People has expanded from its original location in Minnesota to a family of sites across the US. PCs for People’s mission revolves around recycling and refurbishing tech, especially computers. The effect of this is twofold: advancing digital inclusion by getting low-cost, quality computers and internet into the homes of low income individuals and families, while at the same time helping the planet by keeping computers out of the landfill.

Businesses often retire their tech before it’s truly reached the end of its usable life. PCs for People receives this tech, ensures that all data is wiped through a NAID AAA certified process, and then refurbishes the tech that can still be used while efficiently and thoroughly recycles anything that can’t. We even hold an R2 (Responsible Recycling) certification, an internationally recognized standard for tech disposal which includes specifications for environmental, health, and safety, data security and destruction, reuse of equipment and components, and more.

Through this process, we are able to offer quality, affordable computers to those who might otherwise not have access to tech. Any income eligible individual or non-profit organization can shop online or in our brick and mortar locations for laptops, desktops, and more. At prices between $50 to $150, based on factors like RAM, storage space, and processor quality, there are options available to suit a wide range of computing needs. PCs for People also provides low-cost or free internet service to qualifying individuals. We are also a provider for the federal Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides qualifying individuals with financial support to purchase a laptop, desktop, or tablet as well as a monthly stipend for internet service.

If you’re interested in learning more about these and other services, have tech to donate, or know someone who might be interested in receiving services, check out PCs for People’s website for more information. 

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