Forum Staff Report, Published January 19 2013
Nonprofit plans to give free computersMOORHEAD – A St. Paul nonprofit will give away free computers to low-income families here next month.
“PCs for People” has se-lected the Moorhead area to be among the state’s communities that distrib-ute 100 free computers to low-income families as part of a mobile refurbishing project funded by the Blan-din Foundation and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
In the coming weeks, PCs for People will work with Moorhead businesses and other organizations to identify desktop and laptop computers they are ready to be recycled.
Feb. 26, the organiza-tion’s mobile refurbishing team will travel to Moor-head, refurbish the donated computers and install a new copy of Microsoft Windows XP or 7. The computer then will be loaded with free software such as educa-tional games, OpenOffice and security and antivirus software.
The organization will work with local schools to identify low-income fami-lies that would benefit. Computers will be distrib-uted Feb. 28.
All computers come with a 90-day warranty and basic computer skills train-ing.
Businesses looking to donate their equipment should contact Madeline Tate at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 354-2552. For more information, log on to www.pcsforpeople.org.