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Computers Pledged

Through a first-of-its-kind collaboration by the State of Illinois, PCs for People and various community partners, Illinois has launched a statewide network that will receive, refurbish and redistribute used computers to those in need. This initiative responds to the 1.1 million Illinois households currently without computers and aims to bridge the digital divide for those without internet access to help improve connectivity essential for remote learning, work from home, telemedicine, and other requirements of everyday life. To source the network with newly refurbished computer devices, the State of Illinois is working with private and philanthropic partners to build a pipeline for Illinois households in need.

Illinois is the first to develop a statewide computer equity network devoted to collection of used computers from public and private sectors – matched with a state contribution as well – for a multi-year commitment to distribute tens of thousands of upgraded devices to Illinois communities on an annual basis.

Phone: 618-215-3787

Upcoming Events

Visit our event registration page or click on an upcoming event to register for the event.
 
You must meet eligibility requirements in order to receive devices. View them at www.pcsforpeople.org/eligibility/
 
April 2021
 
4/14 District 189
Lincoln Middle
12 South 10th St., E. Saint Louis, IL
10am – 1pm
 
4/15 Alton (Rescheduled)
Main Street UMC
1400 Main Street, Alton, IL
3pm – 6pm
 
4/16 Fairmont City
Fairmont Public Library
4444 Collinsville Rd
4pm – 7pm
 
4/22 Mt. Vernon
Girl Scout Little House
721 E. 2nd South Street, Carlinville, IL
4pm – 6pm
 
4/23 Town of Normal
Illinois State University Alumni Center
1101 N. Main St., Normal, IL
2pm – 5pm
 
4/28 Salem
Salem Community Activities Center
416 Oglesby St., Salem, IL
4pm 

We are currently holding distribution events in the following counties: 

St. Clair
Franklin
Jackson
 
Visit our event registration page to register for an event in these counties.
 
You must meet eligibility requirements in order to receive devices. View them at www.pcsforpeople.org/eligibility/

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Recycle Your Tech

Businesses: Start the recycling process here.

Individuals looking to recycle their computers should send them to:

100 Florida Avenue

Belleville, IL 62221

 

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