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FREE (and LOW-COST) Computers

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The following organizations collect and refurbish old computers from businesses and individuals and then distribute the computers to non profit organizations, universities, schools, libraries and economically disadvantaged individuals. Contact them directly.

National Organizations

National Cristina Foundation
18 Harbor Dr.
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone: 1-203-967-8000 or 1-800-274-7846

AnotheR BytE, Inc.
319 S. San Francisco St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 1-800-775-0712

State and Regional Organizations


1. Easter Seals Technology Program
Phone: (1-602-252-6061) or (1-800-626-6061)

2. Easter SealsComputer Placement Program
903 N. 2nd St.
Pheonix, AZ 85004

3. Kingdom On-Liners Church
Pheonix, AZ
Phone: 1-602-404-7415


1. Access 2 Technology
484 Lake Park Ave.,PMB#21
Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: 1-510-879-2136

2. A.C.E.S. ( Adaptive Comuter Empowerment Services)
1290 cushman Ave.
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: 1-619275-5028

3. Alameda Co.Computer Resource Center
5725 International Blvd., Bldg. D
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: 1-510-434-1325

4. Berkeley Neighborhood Computers
P.O.Box 2435
Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: 1-510-845-5757

5. Computer Recycling Project
479 Bartlett St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 1-415-342-2244

6. Computers and You/Glide Memorial Church
330 Ellis St. , Rm 610
San Francisco, cA 94102
Phone: 1-415-674-6150

7. Computers for Charity
Orange Co. Community Development Council 12640
Knott St.
Garden Grove, CA
Phone: 1-714-897-6670

8. Goodwill Industries of Orange Co.
2702 W. 5th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92703

9. Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire
651 Yolanda Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: 1-800-400-2720

10. Joni and Friends Ministries (for disabled persons)
Box 3333
Agoura, CA 91376
Phone: 1-818707-5664

11. Marin Computer Resource Center
60 Leveroni Court, Ste 200B
Novato, CA 94949
Phone: 1-415-883-1428

12. Marin Computer Resource Center
757 Lincoln Ave., Units 18 and 19
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: 415-454-4227

13. Neighborhood Computers Project (Berkeley)
P.O. Box 2435
Berkeley, CA94702
Phone: 1-510-845-1226

14. New Life Computer Foundation (NLCF)
24026 Gilmore St.
West Hills, CA 91367
Phone: 1-818-348-9264

15. Resource Recyclers International
5700 3rd St., #117
San Francisco, CA 94124
Phone: 1-415-671-4905

16. San Francisco Boys and Girls Club-Ernest Ingold Branch
1950 Page St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: 1-415-221-6100

1145 Market St., Suite 401
San francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 1-415-554-3400

18. Urban Ore
7th and Gilman St.
Berkely, CA
Phone: 1-510-559-4456


Computer Equal Start Education Program
Grand Junction, CO


Goodwill Industries of Delaware
300 E. Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE
Phone: 1-302-761-4646

District of Columbia

Timedollar Institute
P.O. Box 42519
Washington, DC 20015
Phone: 1-202-686-5200, Ext. 12


1. Alachua Freenet Recycle Program
2603 NW 13th ST., #315
Gainesville, FL 32609
Phone: 1-303-329-8091

2. Computer Recycling Program of Miami
3260 SW 18th Terrace
Miami, FL 33145
Phone: 1-305-461-1481

3. Computers for the Disabled
Charles Babbage Memorial Foundation
Box 16-1443
Miami, FL 33116
Phone: 1-305-274-0099


1. Computers for Families
285 Dove Dr.
Hephzibah, GA 30815
Phone: 1-706-592-5299

2. ReBoot (Georgia Tools for Life Initiative)
c/o Friends of Disabled Adults
4900 Lewis Rd.
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone: 1-404-657-3057


Hawaii Computers for Kids Program
Computer- Aided Techmologies International, Inc.
47-396 Kamhameha Highway
Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744


The International Technology Project
915 W. 2nd
Weiser, ID 83672
Phone: 1-208-549-8204


C.W.M. Enterprise Help Seniors, Help Themselves
RR#3 Box#73
Ripley, IL 62353
Phone: 1-217-322-6224


1. Computer Closet
IUK Outreach Building
326 E. Lincoln Rd.
Kokomo,IN 46902
Phone: 1-765-868-0073

2. Corporation for Educational Technology
Buddy System Project
Phone: 1-800-53-BUDDY


1. Computer Reclamation Inc.
10759 Tucker St.
Beltsville, MD 20705

2. Computers for Teachers
Capital PC Users group
51 Monroe St.
Rockville, MD 20851

3. Furniture and Other Donations Hot Line
c/o Montgomery Co. Volunteer Center
401 Hungerford Dr., 1st FL
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 1-240-777-2612

4. JCA Computer Docs
Lakeforest Mall
Gaithersburg, MD

5. The Lazarus Foundation
10378 Eclipse Way
Columbia, MD21044
Phone 1-410-740-0735

6. Pheonix project
8623 Spruce Run Court
Ellicott, MD 21043

7. Resettlement Program-JSSA
4928 Wyaconda Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 1-301-770-5120

8. Southern Maryland Applied Reseach and Technology Consortium, Inc.
20058-D point Lookout Rd.
Great Mills, Maryland
Phone: 1-301-737-0394


Mindshare Collaborative
P.O. Box 35389
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 1-617-787-7870


1. Greater Kalamazoo Telecity USA
960 King Highway
Kalamazoo,MI 49001

2. Think Detriot Computer Recycling
1419 West Warren
Detroit, MI 48208
Phone: 1-313-833-1600


Yellow Bug Coputers
3408 BalboaLn.#26
Columbia,MO 65203


Nebraska Assistive Technology Partnership


1. Assistive Technology Recycling Program (computers for Disabled persons)
2810 W. Charleston Blvd., #H-79
Las vegas, NV 89102

2. Disabilitiy Resources, Inc. (for disabled) {gee, do you think}
155 Glendale Ave., Suite 11
Sparks,NV 89431


Community Computer Exchange
46 Stowell Rd.
Bedford, NH 03110
Phone: 1-603-472-4049

New Jersey

1. Star of Hope Minstry
34 Broadway
Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: 1-973-742-1222, Ext. 10

2. United Way of North Essex/Computer Recycling Project
Phone: 1-973-746-4040


1. Computers for Children
P.O. Box 76
Buffalo, NY 14201
Phone: 1-716-843-8880

2. Daisable Hotline
420 64th St., Suite 1B
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Phone: 1-718-439-0257

3. Kids Can-USA
Christian Heritage Ministries International, Inc.
950 Alhambra Rd.
North Baldwin, NY 11510

4. LINCT Coalition
The Hamlet Green, Ste.3
103 W. Mantauk Highway
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Phone: 1-212-728-9100

5. The National Urban Technology center, Inc.
55 Jhon St., Suite 300
New York, NY 10038


1. Computer Ownership for Neighbors
c/o Stockyard Area Development Association
6209 Storer Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102
Phone: 1-216-631-1270

2. Dayton Microcomputer Association (for handicapped persons)
301 Valley St.
Dayton, OH 45404

3. M.U.S.I.C.Computer Recycling Program
1633 Broadway Ave.
Lorain, OH 44052
Phone: 1-216-244-5604

4. PCology Computers for Kids
735 Cambridge Ave.
Youngstown, OH
Phone: 1-330-782-9384

5. Project dERE, Inc.
3985 N. Osage, Dt.
Gahanna, OH 4424
Phone: 1-330-686-6570


P.O.Box 785
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: 1-541-888-4032


Goodwill Computer Recycling Center
2600 E. Carson St.
Pittsburg, PA 15203
Phone:1-412-481-9005 Ext.353


1. Fast Forward(computer loan program)
United Way of the Midlands
1800Main St.
Columbia, SC 29202

2. Clothing, Furniture,and computer Bank
The coopertive Ministry
1928 Taylor St.
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: 1-803-799-3853


1. Compute Recycling for Education & Community Enhancing Resources
P.O. Box 792504
San Antonio, TX 78279

2. Dallas Area Technology Alliance
Phone: 1-214-740-4703

3. Goodwill Computer works
8701-A Research Blvd.
Austin, kTX 78758
Phone: 1-512-835-8839

4. House of Unity Ministries
6805 Circle S Rd.
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: 1-979-775-8344

5. Nehemiah Community Development Corporation
211 S. Walnut St.
Sherman, TX 75090
Phone: 1-903-813-1642

6. Technology for All
1000 Louisiana, Suite 3600
Houston, TX77002
Phone: 1-713-652-5750 Ext. 141


1. Assistive Technology Recycling Project/Recycling North
266 Pine St. Burlington, VT 05402
Phone: 1-802-658-4143

2. The Cure Network, Inc.
P.O. Box 11092
Arlington, VA 22210
Phone: 1-703-522-1921


1. Christian Heriage Ministries Internationa, Inc.
7920 Flamingo Dr.
Alexandria, VA 22306
Phone: 1-703-799-1781

2. Center for Computer Redistribution, Inc.
(for persons with Disablities)
P.O. Box 70001
Richmand, VA 23255
Phone: ?

3. Chapter and Verse Ministries, Inc. (Lends coputers to residents in local nursing homes and care faclities)
4840 Kennebeck Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23513


1. Computer Bank Charity
15062B 15th Ave.,NE
Seattle , WA98155

2. Easter Seal Society of Wshington-Eastern Washington
W. 606 Sharp
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 1-509-328- 9350

3. EWAT Computer Loan Program (for disabled persons)
W. 606 Sharp
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 1-509-326-8292

4. RE. PC
510 Andover Park West
Tukwila, WA 98188
I want to appolgize for any missing addresses, phone numbers, etc. I copied them right out of the book and that's all they gave.They were more interested in looks than content would be my guess.

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Schmidty   in reply to HELPERHONEY
Thank you for this information. I'm sure there will be people who need it.Good Luck and God Bless
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HELPERHONEY   in reply to Schmidty
I have found an organization that works with Medicare and Medicaid to supply computers to this region. It is FRS Solutions. Their number is 888-884-2190
Schmidty   in reply to HELPERHONEY
Thank you for theinformation. Sorry this is the onlyinformation that I have.
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The organizations in Michigan no longer exist or are no longer providing these services. I contacted both in the beginning of October '13 and they are no longer valid sources
 in response to kyapple...   If you go to my homepage you will find information that you can surely use.Use any and all. Good Luck and God Bless
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I am a single mother in Ky that is getting ready to go back to school in January. I am low-income and am in desperate need of any assistance you can lead me to. Thanks
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 in response to aylaayanna...   You are welcome.
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thanks for posting this!!!!
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 in response to TinaLynnLove...   OK
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 in response to Schmidty...   Haha...LOL... that would have been an extreme typo and a point of deep cyber embarrassment. I'm glad that was a mistake I didn't make. Thank you for the look out. I'll be watching should you come across anything.
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 in response to TinaLynnLove...   Hahahahahahaha at first clance I thought it said thatnk you for the kind words if I come across any for Louisiana I certainly post it.
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Oh it's perfectly fine. Thanks for your time and effort in posting this nonetheless.
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 in response to TinaLynnLove...   That's the information that I had to share, why it wasn't included, I don't know. Sorry not my fault.
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Amazing resource. Somehow Louisiana was missed.
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 in response to Schmidty...   ...and you also, sir! :-)
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 in response to PositiveMommy...   You are welcome. It's my pleasure. May god Bless
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That's a GREAT resource list! Thanks for adding it! :-)
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