Computer Giveaway in Duluth

PCs for People partnered with The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland, Community Action Duluth, and Duluth Head Start to distribute over 100 computers to low-income families in the Duluth area. The event was held on Saturday, December 17 and was a great success. Read the Duluth News Tribune article here and view the nightly news broadcasts below.

WDIO WRIT Eyewitness News

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Northland's News Center

Website: www.northlandsnewscenter.com

Somali Center and PCs for People

The Blandin on Broadband blog highlighted recent work between our Willmar office and a Somali Woman Center in Willmar, MN. Refurbished computers have been given to the center to help recent arrivals from Somalia gain access to a computer lab with broadband internet. PCs for People has also been able to provide home computers to some of the families that use the center for legal advice, English lessons, and medical support. Read the full article.

New Promotional Video

PCs for People recently created a new promotional video to share our story and mission. Check it out!

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We would like to thank Andy Lundquist at Ignition Media for his help.

150 Computers Collected in Duluth

PCs for People collected 150 computers from a donation drive on April 9 in Duluth. The donation drive was held in conjunction with the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium and hosted by the College of St. Scholatica. Several Duluth-area businesses and residents made donations.

The local Fox TV station had this to say about it.

2011 Busiest Year Yet

The first quarter of 2011 has been busy. In the first three months of the year we have given out 809 computers! In February, the St Paul office set a monthly record of 214 computer systems distributed to walk-in clients. We have been so busy that we are having difficulty finding enough donated computers and monitors to give out. If you or your employer has old computer equipment, please consider donating it. You can learn more about donating to PCs for People on our donation page.

For fun, we put together a time-lapse video of our office to show you how busy it has been. The video below shows an 8-hour day in our St Paul office. It was recorded on January 7, 2011.

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If you need to be entertained even more, we suggest you try the "Benny Hillified" version here.

Rice County Computers go to PCs for People

Northfield News recently posted an article on their website about Rice County donating all their computers to PCs for People. Read the article here.

We've Moved our Office

As the maze of computers in our small office grew to an unmanageable labyrinth, we finally decided it was time to look for a larger space. After months of searching and negotiation we finally purchased a building in St. Paul! We extremely excited for what this means for our organization. From July 2008 to July of 2010 our 2,000 sq ft Twin Cities office allowed us to give out over 3,000 computers to those in need. At almost 11,000 sq ft our new larger space allows for almost four times the number of people to be served! Our new address is 1481 Marshall Ave in St. Paul.

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