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Computers for kids - free/low cost computers

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Computers 4 Kids is an organization which may provide computers to low income families with kids who cannot afford or do not have a computer. Located throughout the US in various communities, some organizations will provide education and training. You MUST check with the actual organization to verify what exactly they provide and to whom. As with any organization, they you must qualify according to their guidelines - various rules do apply. Unfortunately, Computers 4 Kids is not a national organization, rather a community sponsored organization. Therefore, the organization does NOT have a national database and each office has to be located individually. Some use the C4K name, others do not. All time, services, labor, and computers are donated by their respective community.

Get a home computer for under $200!
NY, NJ, PA

Adaptive Computer Empowerment Services
[California] To improve the quality of life for persons in San Diego County who are disabled by empowering them with computer technology.
Adaptive Mobility, Inc.
[Indiana] Works with clients to determine specific mobility needs and to find resources to meet those needs, including a broad range of items such as wheelchairs, rehabilitation equipment, vehicle adaptive equipment and van modifications. Serves Indiana and Kentucky.
(800) 969-1154

Alachua Free-Net Computer Recycling Program
[Florida] Requests for computers are considered on a case-by-case basis by the AFN Computer Recycling Program volunteers. Some of the areas used for determination are as follows: Priority is given to local community organizations, schools, and non-profit organizations. Individuals with disabilities or hardships where it is demonstrated that the computer would enhance the person’s life. The criteria for deciding where the computers are distributed has been kept deliberately informal, as the particular type of equipment that we have, and the requests vary significantly. This has not posed a problem in the past and we hope it will continue to work in the same way

All Free ISP
Database of free and low-cost Internet Service Providers in the US and Canada.

Castaway Computers, Inc.
[Wisconsin] We accept donated computer equipment and software from companies, refurbish the equipment, load available software, and upgrade the equipment. Castaway donates the computers to individuals, families, schools, charities, and agencies including religious, scouting, genealogical, historical, and other nonprofit entities. (414) 221-3442

Computers for Families (CFF)
[Virginia] Computers for Families is a not for profit organization founded to place computer systems with and provide computer information access to individuals who can not afford a computer system. Currently we are only able to help families in the SW Virginia localities. 540-745-6340

Computers for Homebound and Isolated Persons
[Tennessee] CHIPS is a non-profit project aimed at reducing the social isolation of persons who are homebound, by providing a computer and free Internet access through KORRnet, who manages the project. The primary participants in this project are persons who are elderly, or caregivers, although some recipients are also disabled and homebound.

DakotaLink
[South Dakota] DakotaLink is a statewide program of resources and supports that enable individuals in South Dakota greater access to assistive technology devices and services, to maintain independence, to explore funding options, and to become educated about assistive technology issues. Call 1-800-645-0673 (V/TDD)

First Chance Project
First Chance will locate used computer equipment and transfer it to rural women who do not have computers in their own home. Telephone: 720 855 0501

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)
[Florida] FAAST envisions a seamless supportive partnership between Florida business and government to provide assistive technology products and services which will enable persons with disabilities to participate in independent living, education, work and recreation from birth to death. 1-888-788-9216

DANIWEB

I have used this site personally and they were a TREMENDOUS HELP!!! When I couldn’t figure out the problem. They were there to guide me, step by step, to completely clean my computer. Free downloads and EXPERT advice!

 Free Computers
[Michigan] We place computers in homes (in low-income Grand Rapids neighborhoods) that could not otherwise afford one. To qualify for a computer, you must complete ten (10) hours of service to your community

FREE GEEK
[Oregon] FREE GEEK is a 501(c)(3) not for profit community organization that recycles used technology to provide computers, education, internet access and job skills training to those in need in exchange for community service.

 Free Online Virus Scan
internet program scans your computer for viruses. often more updated than software you purchase and/or update regularly.

 Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC)
[Georgia] Provides medical equipment to disabled people in the metro Atlanta area who could not otherwise afford it.

 GiveTech
People with severe physical disabilities struggle greatly with things most of us take for granted. Without help, many cannot write a letter, make a phone call, buy something from a store, or hold down a job. In very severe cases, even basic communication is impossible in any but the most laborious of ways. The computer (and, through it, the Internet) solves many of these problems and opens up whole new worlds to the severely physically disabled. Imagine the feeling of self-reliance that comes from needing something and ordering it over the Internet. Imagine the self-esteem one can gain from entering an Internet chat room and being thought of and treated as a 'regular' person, not someone with a severe disability. This computer-aided autonomy is impossible without an input device designed for the disabled. However, for many people, the cost of such a device excludes them from this new world of opportunities offered by the computer and Internet. GiveTech plans to solve this problem for many financially disadvantaged people with severe physical disabilities. 415.750.2576

Head and Heart Foundation of Dallas and Fort Worth
[Texas] The Head and Heart Foundation of Dallas and Fort Worth Provides: Computer Hardware; Technical Assistance; and Information to the physically disabled in the Dallas and Fort Worth area.

 Illinois Assistive Technology Program
[Illinois] Illinois Assistive Technology Program (IATP) is a not-for-profit agency that promotes the availability of assistive technology (AT) services and programs for people with disabilities. 217-522-7985 voice 217-522-9966 tty

mobility motoring
The Ford Mobility Motoring Program provides up to $1,000 financial assistance toward the exact cost of adding adaptive equipment to a new 2002, 2003 or 2004* Ford, Lincoln or Mercury car, van or light truck, and up to $200 on alerting devices for hearing impairments, lumbar seats and running boards.

 Mobility Project
The Mobility Project exists to serve disabled people living in poverty throughout the developing nations of the world: by personally delivering refurbished mobility aids such as wheelchairs, crutches, walkers and other medical equipment to the disabled in need. By adjusting each mobility aid given to fit the individual who receives it. By providing sports programs for the disabled, to help them achieve greater confidence and health as well as ability with their mobility equipment. By building wheelchair refurbishing and manufacturing facilities in some of the countries where we work, to provide vocational training for local people with disabilities, as well as an ongoing source for repairs to mobility aids to other disabled people in the area.

 Mobility Unlimited
Mobility Unlimited serves as the 'last resort' by financially assisting physically disabled adults who have exhausted all other financial resources available to them (including private health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid) and are still unable to meet their mobility needs. Mobility Unlimited strives to improve the individual's quality of life by giving the individual a 'hand up' by helping the individual help himself or herself to remove the obstacle, obtain the equipment or receive the treatment he or she needs to improve the quality of his or her life. Our focus is on providing equipment that will enable the individual to pursue or maintain employment. Mobility Unlimited also serves as an advocate on behalf of physically disabled adults who may need some help communicating with their insurance company in order to obtain the mobility equipment they need to be productive members of their community. Phone 877.516.0605

New Mexico Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP)
[New Mexico] The New Mexico Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP) offers free services to New Mexicans with disabilities to help them get the assistive technology (AT)services they need. NMTAP's toll-free number is: (800) 866-2253

Resume's, Computer repairs, Computer Support.
This is a personal site, however it is the best way to reach me if the need is there. If you live in the area I can repair your computer, If you need free tech support I can do that. If you need a Resume written I can also do that. I can also help repair documents for you. This would be in my spare time. But I would be glad to assist those with the need. Just email me or call.

 Santa Barbara Computers for Families
[California] The Computers for Families project is providing computers, Internet access and training for Santa BarbaraCounty students whose families cannot afford to purchase them. We believe that access to technology at home is critical to building the skills essential for success in the 21st century. (805)964-4711 x5400

Southern Arizona's Computer Bank
[Arizona] SACB is a community-based, non-profit 501(c)(3), charitable and educational organization, that helps those who are less fortunate. We acquire, upgrade and donate computers, and printers to under-privileged students K-12, who live in Southern Arizona.

 

 Technology Assisting People In Need
[Ohio] TAPIN focuses on serving individuals who are economically disadvantaged or disabled, and who could benefit by owning a computer, and the agencies which serve them.

 

The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) [Pennsylvania] A nonprofit organization that helps provide financing opportunities to individuals with disabilities and elder Pennsylvanians for the purchase of assistive technology devices and services.

 Tools for Life
[Georgia] Tools for Life can give you and your family more options for greater freedom in your lives. Tools for Life increases access to appropriate assistive technology devices and assistive technology services for all Georgians with disabilities so they can live, learn, work, and play independently in communities of their choice. Voice: 1-800-497-8665

Utah Assistive Technology Foundation
[Utah] The Utah Assistive Technology Foundation is a private, non-profit organization that works with Zions Bank of Utah to provide zero and low-interest loans to purchase assistive technology. The UATF also offers some small grants ($250 or less) on a limited basis through non-federal funding to families who meet federal poverty guidelines. 1-800-524-5152

Washington Assistive Technology Alliance
[Washington] The Washington Assistive Technology Alliance (WATA) is a consumer advocacy network that helps disabled individuals with Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services used to maintain or improve functional capabilities. Many high-tech and low-tech devices are now available to assist people with disabilities with daily living tasks, communication, education, work, and recreation. Examples are: wheelchairs, Velcro, adapted clothing and toys, computers, seating systems, powered mobility, augmentative communication devices, special switches, assisted listening devices, visual aids, memory prosthetics, and thousands of other commercially available or adapted items. Services also include functional evaluations, training on or demonstration of devices, and purchasing or leasing devices. Their number is800-214-8731.

Washington Assistive Technology Foundation (WATF)
[Washington] The Washington Assistive Technology Foundation (WATF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to, and controlled by, people with disabilities. Our first project is a low interest loan fund (the "Access Fund") established to provide Washington state residents with disabilities affordable credit for purchases of assistive technology (AT) and home and vehicle accessibility modifications. (206) 826-1038

Wheelchair Foundation
The Wheelchair Foundation is a nonprofit organization leading an international effort to deliver a wheelchair to every man, woman and child in the world who needs one. For those individuals, the Wheelchair Foundation offers freedom, self-reliance, mobility and hope.

 Wheelchair Ramp Project  (no website available)
[Washington] Wheelchair users living in Snohomish County or their advocates may call the disAbility Resource Center at (425) 347-5768 to apply for a ramp. Priority will be given to individuals in rehab facilities, minorities and those in rural areas.

Disability Resource Connection                                                           607 Southeast Everett Mall Way                                              Suite 6C, Everett, WA98208
(425) 347-5768

 

WisLoan Program
[Wisconsin]
Open to Wisconsin residents of all ages who have a disability and who want to buy assistive technology. The program has no income requirements, and does not require individuals to exhaust personal or public funding. Under the program, banks provide loans at prime- plus- two percent to qualified borrowers. Loan amounts depend on the item purchased and the ability to repay the loan.

Micrecycle

Rochester, NY- Free and Low-cost Refurbished Computers Available Now Through Micrecycle:

 Computers for Education Back-To-School Promotion
Location: Micrecycle, 98 College Ave., Rochester, NY14607
Media Contact: Debra Jacobson (585) 697-1944 • debra_jacobson@rmsc.org

Computers will be available for pick-up a week or two after applications are processed. For more information about the program or to request an application, call Alex Johnson at RMSC/Science Linkages, (585)256-3170.

 

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Computers for Children (no website available)
2550 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY
874-3350
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10-6 pm

 

Refurbished computers from $79!

loaded with Windows OS and antivirus
Package includes:
Tower, Keyboard, Mouse, Screen, Disk drive, speakers.

*****Some Printers Available - starting @ $20****

Custom built computers - for only $469!
Windows XP
80Gb HD
512 ram
Celeron Processor


All systems are internet ready. Computers for Kids takes in computers from individuals, businesses & organizations & refurbish (upgrade), then the  computers are donated to area schools. Computer &  cash donations accepted. Volunteer opportunities.  Also provide training to youth in computer  refurbishment skills and software training.

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woman in a shoe   in reply to zadiebugsmom
did that help u any? i hope my wrist gets ok i run into the door
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zadiebugsmom   in reply to woman in a shoe
Aww. take care of ur wrist. have a good night
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woman in a shoe   in reply to zadiebugsmom
Sorry about that but my wrist is hurting type need help
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woman in a shoe   in reply to zadiebugsmom
That post to be need help my rest rest
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woman in a shoe   in reply to zadiebugsmom
U welcome
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Thank u
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woman in a shoe   in reply to zadiebugsmom
U welcomr
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woman in a shoe   in reply to zadiebugsmom
OK just look for u. U got to go under Walker country. Type need need walker county alabam there a small list for help good luck
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Thank u
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OK I will look it up for u be back in a few
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zadiebugsmom   in reply to woman in a shoe
Alabama..sipsey
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zadiebugsmom   in reply to woman in a shoe
Sipsey, alabama walker county area
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zadiebugsmom   in reply to unemployed family
I hope everything has been improved for all of u.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to zadiebugsmom
What area of Alabama are u in I send me your city
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zadiebugsmom   in reply to forever
Prayers is all i can give to u. same situation. live in alabama area no help in this area!
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cris0915   in reply to LaBruja129
Def get in touch with Sean Lally, he's the teacher who runs the Computers for kids program, we received a computer from them last year! I grew up in Lansdowne, we now live in Dundalk though as its even too expensive to live in Lansdowne. I do know another AWESOME resource is CAN (Community Assistance Network) they help with food, bge and eviction issues! Good Luck and thx for the info on Comcast!!
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woman in a shoe   in reply to LaBruja129
I don't know how u go about it but I have heard people can get free computers I will try and fine out how and get back to u
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LaBruja129   in reply to cris0915
Hi Cris,I also live in Balto.County,MD(Ravens Rule).I know it's been over 11/2 yrs.since you posted but I was reading about how your problems are much like ours now in ref. too the vehicle & skyhigh insurance.We have 3 kids,2 in Lansdowne Sr.,1 in Jr.High.It is so difficult without a computer for the kids.I know Comcast has the $10 mo for internet but I will c/b to inquire about computers.I hope that your families lives have changed for the better during the time thats passed,if you have some contacts near us please tell me! Sincerely,Jenni
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LaBruja129   in reply to cocokissiez
I've heard the same here in Maryland,hoping it's true because since our home computer broke I'm so isolated from friends,food,Dr. etc. I'm sure you know how it goes.
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mocha31love
Hello, I been reading up on your site and I think its great how your helping the schools and YMCA's. I too I'm low income, my husband and I haven't been able to give our girls anew computer since it crashed. I we are in need of a computer back in our home. At least get the one we have fix. Our oldest daughter in the tenth and one is in the sixth the oother in the second. I will like to get help for them....as well as myself cause I suffer with SLE Lupus. Its in portmanteau to stay up on new information. So keep goo.g with the great work.
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