“I feel deeply privileged to be in a situation where I can help thousands of people access opportunity and improve their lives in long lasting and meaningful ways.”
Through the donation of a computer, individuals become connected to the world and are able to access resources like job opportunities, online education, and the community that comes with social media. Since its founding in 2019, Computers 4 People has donated 746 computers and is on track to expand its reach thanks to individuals, nonprofit organizations, and offices that choose to donate computers they would otherwise throw away. Many recipients of the program are now enrolled in online classes and participating in workforce development programs because of the access to technology, while the organization also addresses the critical issue of e-waste. To date, Computers 4 People has prevented more than 11,500 pounds of toxic e-waste from going into landfills and polluting the environment.