Applying for a free computer from non-profits

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Maybe you are in dire need of a computer considering the usefulness of it for your upcoming online college education. Or you are a person who is looking to work from home with a PC and an internet connection but are having a hard time coming up with the money for buying a brand new one. Do not worry if your chances of collecting money for buying a laptop or a desktop seem bleak because there are a few non-profits that would like to help after you tell them why you need a PC. These free computers are not just given away based on what you intend to do with the computer but also based on your financial need. We have a short list below mentioning some of the nonprofits who are doing the noble deed of helping out low-income households:

1. Computers with Causes:

Computers with causes receives laptop and computer donations, repairs and refurbishes them, if need be, and gives them away to individuals and organizations that most need such equipments. You can apply for it through the form here but do keep in mind that due to their limited volunteer staff, it could take a few weeks before you get to hear from them. All you need to do is fill out the form with all requested details, provide concise information on your computer needs and submit it.

2. Computer Repair Center[CRC]:

Get to know about what CRC does with the donated systems and how it has been able to help many in need of computers over the years here – about. As for the application to be filled out for consideration, get started here – link

3. Freehomecomputer (for those in Berks County, Pennsylvania):

“Freehomecomputer”, a non-profit organization in PA, helps low income families to afford one. But as mentioned before, this opportunity is only open for those residing in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Even if you are not able to get a system free of charge, you can try to get a low cost desktop that will suit the needs of your child or yourself. Get started here right now – application

4. There are other ways to get desktops through donations:

Mailing out an application to the non-profits is not the only way out there. You will be amazed by other ways to do this after you read this article over at One thing to always remember is that the request for free equipments are bound to be very high in number no matter where you live. You will have better chances of getting a free laptop if you try reaching out to as many organizations as possible.

5. Get a donation from a family in your neighborhood through freecycle:

Many of our readers will already have come across freecycle and might have even tried it already. But for those who hear about it for the first time, “freecycle” is a network of members in local areas trying to get and give stuff for free. Joining the site is free of charge, and provides ample opportunity for anyone in need of free stuff – click here

6. Request an equipment by listing at your need at“recycles”request

Note that the above list is only a small collection. There is an ocean of resources serving locally and nationwide that help people. We urge anyone looking for a free computer to contact local non-profits and see where they can find help.

5 Responses

  1. Tracey Lee says:

    I have a couple of computer towers that I can give but do not know were to go to give them?

  2. TinaMarie says:

    Hello Tracey, Do you have any more computers?

  3. Rayshell Booker says:

    I need a laptop so I can go back to school having a hard time not working do to really bad Heath issues

  4. Tiffany Jones says:

    I am a single mother looking for a computer for my kids to keep at home for there school work.

  5. Laura says:

    Single mother. Must pay child support after destructive divorce. Cannot afford computer & printer for children’s homework needs. Any ideas??

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