In our most recent partnership with the Blandin Foundation, we were tasked with distributing 500 computers to nine separate communities throughout Minnesota. In a six week span, we traveled 2,200 miles to deliver computer systems to low-income families. That same milage equals a round trip from our St. Paul headquarters to Washington D.C or a one way trip to Mexico City!
In each of the nine communities, we partnered with a local steering committee made up of engaged forward-thinking individuals wanting to make a difference in their community's technological vitality. Those steering committees helped us engage the local school districts, county governments, tribal governments, and social service organizations to identify families in need. Once the families were identified, PCs for People delivered computers to the community and in many cases helped distribute them directly to the families.