If you pressed the pause button on PCs for People's work last year, you might have noticed something: we had a little help from our friends. 2014 was a year of collaboration for PCs for People. Together we chipped away at the digital divide and extended the reach of our services. Thanks in part to the Otto Bremer grant, PCs for People traveled to new cities across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota.
The impact of our work is visible in the numbers. We distributed 2,400 computers to families thanks to the Bremer grant, bringing our total number of distributed computers up to 8,549 for the year. 3,300 of those computers were given to families free of charge. To put all of this into perspective, here's another stat: 60% of our recipients last year reported that they were first time home computer owners. You have to consider the implications of becoming a first time computer owner to truly understand why this number is music to our ears.