PCs for People Brings Low­-Cost Computers and Internet Access to More Low­-Income Families and Nonprofits in Colorado with New Retail Location

First customer at new location

Claudia helps our first customer at the new Alameda Ave office.

(DENVER) Aug. 1, 2016 Press Release – The Denver branch of PCs for People is moving to a new retail location at 1548 W Alameda Ave Denver, CO, 80223 effective Aug. 1. With a new storefront and plans for additional warehouse space, PCs for People is working hard to expand its reach beyond the Denver Metro Area, bringing low-cost computers and high-speed Internet access to more low-income families and nonprofits across the state.

PCs for People is a Minnesota-based nonprofit that works with local organizations to provide refurbished computers, computer repairs and a low-cost, high-speed, unlimited data Internet connection, to low-income individuals and families across the country. PCs for People serves as a certified electronic recycler for local businesses, government agencies and nonprofits. Internet access is provided through a partnership with Mobile Beacon, a nonprofit based out of Rhode Island.

“Now, more than ever, access to a computer and high-speed Internet is essential for completing many important or basic tasks from completing school work, or getting a job, to acquiring a new skill or learning about and accessing essential services,” said Julie Seltz, Executive Director with PCs for People in Denver. “A big barrier to access is cost, and PCs for People’s goal is to help close the digital divide by working with local organizations, such as the Denver Public Library, to provide free or low-cost computers and reliable wireless connectivity.”

In order to be eligible for the program, recipients must be at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Line or be currently enrolled in a government assistance program. Eligible recipients can create accounts on the PCs for People website and place orders that will be shipped right to their door. Nonprofits are also eligible recipients of technology and can learn more here.

“This new location will be up and running just in time for the back-to-school rush,” Julie Seltz added. “With more schools moving to include online-based activities and interaction into curriculum, it is so important to equip our low-income students with the tools they need to be successful in that academic environment.”

Inside the new retail location

Inside layout of the new retail location.

In addition to Back-to-School distribution events, PCs for People is partnering with other local nonprofits to organize computer and wireless hotspot distribution events. At Denver Public Library branches, for example, eligible cardholders will be able to check out a PCs for People wireless hotspot just as they would a book. For more on how to partner with us to hold a distribution event, please visit this page on our website.

PCs for People will be able to provide secure data wiping for local businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits. Companies interested in participating can fill out a pickup request form today!

About PCs for People

PCs for People, a nonprofit headquartered in Minnesota, aims to close the digital divide across the United States by providing refurbished computers and low-cost Internet to low-income individuals and families. From its humble beginnings in Mankato, Minnesota in 1998, the organization has grown substantially with multiple locations and a new online platform that enables clients and nonprofits across the US to order computers and internet services online. Eligible recipients, within 200% of the Federal Poverty Line, can create accounts and place orders that will be shipped right to their door. 

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