CenturyLink Donates $25,000 to PCs for People

Big news from PCs for People and CenturyLink…

The COVID-19 pandemic is making the need for equitable access to technology essential across the nation. Families desperately need computers for home learning, access to telehealth, tools for newly laid-off individuals, and access to the world during a time of extreme isolation. PCs for People is uniquely positioned during this unprecedented time to help low-income individuals obtain affordable technology.

“The need to digitally connect our underserved communities is more vital than ever.  The incredible donation of $25,000 from CenturyLink will make an immediate impact for those needing computers during these extreme circumstances.” – Tina Stennes, PCs for People National Communications Director.

CenturyLink, a technology leader, is making computers even more accessible with a generous $25,000 donation to PCs for People. This donation will immediately impact 500+ individuals with financial assistance towards the purchase of a desktop computer.

“At CenturyLink, we see the important role connectivity plays in our everyday lives, from students completing their homework to employees getting their work done on time when they can’t be in the office”, said Stephanie Calhoun, CenturyLink vice president, talent management. “We are proud to provide this donation to support PCs for People’s mission to help Americans in need stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”

To support current social distancing requirements, CenturyLink is also covering the cost of shipping so individuals and families can have their computers shipped directly to their homes. To be eligible, you must meet PCs for People’s eligibility requirements, provide documentation, and live in a market served by CenturyLink. To apply for assistance, please go to https://www.pcsforpeople.org/centurylink/

Computer packages include (cost will be $20 for individuals after financial aid is applied); 17” monitor, keyboard, mouse, power cords, Windows 10, LibreOffice, antivirus software, 1-year hardware warranty, and free shipping.

CenturyLink has been a long-time partner of PCs for People. The company has recycled over 300 computers and 1,000+ pounds of e-waste using PCs for People’s secure IT Asset Disposition and recycling services.

 

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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