PCs for People2018-11-21T10:47:47+00:00

PCs for People

KOOTASCA’s PCs for People program creates new opportunities by providing affordable personal computers to low-income individuals and families. To receive computer equipment from PCs for People, a potential recipient must be below the 200% poverty level or be currently enrolled in an income-based government assistance program.

PCs for People in Grand Rapids is a distribution site for PCs for People. PCs for People in Grand Rapids is not a computer repair or drop off recycling site.

Desktop Computers

Refurbished desk top computers:
$75: Suitable for many home uses including school work, internet, videos and recreation; 4 GB RAM, 320 GB hard drive
$100: Faster computer (i5 or i7 processor), good for games, videos, and more; 4-6 GB RAM, 320-500 GB hard drive

Desktop packages include:

  • 15” flat screen, tower, keyboard, mouse, connecting cords, Windows 10, anti-virus protection
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Larger flat screens are available for additional cost

Laptop Computers

$100: 160 GB, 4 GB, Windows 10, modern dual core CPU, Microsoft Office, anti-virus protection
$150: 250 GB, 4 GB, Windows 10, i3 processor or higher, Microsoft Office, anti-virus protection

*All equipment is subject to availability. 

Eligibility

To receive services from PCs for People a recipient must be below 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines or be currently enrolled in an income-based government assistance program.

A recipient must have available:

  • A photo ID
  • Eligibility proof document dated within the last 6 months (unless it is an annual document, like a tax return) with the recipient’s name printed on the proof.

Accepted Eligibility Documents

We require a document showing enrollment in an income-based government assistance program. All proof of eligibility must be dated within the last 6 months (unless it is an annual document, like a tax return), and include the recipient’s name printed on the proof.

  • Adult & Child Mental Health Case Management
  • Employment Services
  • Extended Foster Care
  • Food Support (a dated letter showing current eligibility is required)
  • Financial Assistance, such as GA, TANF, etc. (a dated letter showing current eligibility is required)
  • Head Start
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Medicaid or Medical Assistance (bring a document that says “MA” or “Medical Assistance” on it)
  • The National School Lunch Program’s Free or Reduced Lunch Program
  • Section 8, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Group Residential Housing (GRH)
  • Social Security Disability (SSD)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Veteran’s status
  • Note: Medicare alone does not work as proof of eligibility.  

For households that qualify under the net income test (200% poverty level) the following documentation are acceptable as part of the application process:

  • The prior year’s state, federal, or tribal tax return (W2 forms or pay stubs are not acceptable)
  • A Social Security statement of benefits
  • A Veteran Administration statement of benefits
  • A retirement/pension statement of benefits
  • An Unemployment/Workmen’s Compensation statement of benefits
  • Federal or tribal notice letter of participation in General Assistance
  • A divorce decree, child support, or other official document

Warranty

Equipment purchased through PCs for People in Grand Rapids is warrantied for 60-days from date of original purchase. Faulty equipment will be replaced not repaired.  Issues caused by the user such as physical damage, viruses, malware, installation of password protections and lost passwords are not covered under the warranty. PCs for People does not provide cash refunds.

Donating a Computer

We accept donations of used computers at our Grand Rapids office during store hours.

We accept donations of the following equipment:

  • Desktop and Laptop Computers with Core 2 Duo or faster processors
  • LCD screens
  • Keyboard
  • Mice
  • Computer speakers

We cannot accept:

  • CRT monitors
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Non-working equipment
  • Computer parts
  • TVs, DVD players, satellite equipment
  • Apple equipment, cell phones

For more information please contact:

Rob Foster
218-999-5883
robertf@kootasca.org