In the nearly two months since the nonprofit “PCs for People” opened its doors in Cleveland, they have successfully distributed 300 computers to those who need them the most.
The organization receives donated laptops and desktops and refurbishes them, then sells them at low- to no cost to area residents who are eligible. To qualify, you must be 200 percent below the poverty level or on government assistance.
“The community’s been great, there is a lot of excitement, a lot of enthusiasm around not only the computers but the internet and the access to the world that the computers provide,” said Bryan Mauk, executive director at PCs for People.
Laptops range from $50 to $150 while desktops run from $30 to $120. Thanks to a recent grant from Third Federal, families from seven schools in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood are eligible to receive completely free computers. The schools include Fullerton Elementary School, Willow Elementary School, Mound STEM Elementary School, Warner Girls’ Leadership Academy, Cleveland Central Catholic High School, Miles Park School, and E Prep & Village Prep Woodland Hills School.
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