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Goodwill and PCs for People Partnering Up to Provide Low Cost Computers to Families in Need

August 8, 2019

CANTON, Ohio, August 8,2019 – Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland & East Central Ohio will be collaborating with PCs for People to provide low cost computers and digital skills training for families in need. PCs for People, a national non-profit with offices in Northeast Ohio, recycles business electronics and provides refurbished technology to individuals from low-income households.

Goodwill has partners to bring PCs for People to The Ken Weber Community Campus at Goodwill on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month beginning in August to sell affordable, refurbished computers to low-income families or organizations. Desktops start at $30, laptops start at $50 and wireless internet service is $16/month for eligible individuals. To qualify, households must be below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level or be currently enrolled in an income-based government assistance program. Interested individuals must provide a photo ID and documentation to prove eligibility.

The Campus, which is operated by Goodwill Industries, is located at 408 Ninth St. SW in downtown Canton.

In addition to hosting PCs for People at the Ken Weber Community Campus, Goodwill is partnering with PCs for People to provide digital skills training at PCs for People’s retail location in Cleveland. Goodwill will provide digital skills training ranging from basic computer skills to industry recognized certifications, with the hope in increasing digital literacy in our region.

“This is an affordable way for families in need of technology to bridge that gap,” explained Vice President of Mission Services Mark Trew. “We are proud to partner with PCs for People for digital skills training in Cleveland and assist in providing access to technology throughout our region and at our Canton the Ken Weber Community Campus in Canton.”

For more information, log onto www.pcsforpeople.org or www.GoodwillGoodskills.org, or call 216-930-5741.

ABOUT GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF GREATER CLEVELAND AND EAST CENTRAL OHIO:

Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Inc., (“Goodwill”) is a proven social enterprise that works closely with other non-profit agencies as well as community businesses to prepare people for a variety of stable career options and in turn, a more productive and sustainable way of life. Revenue from its retail stores helps Goodwill provide people with the life changing, skill-building programs and services needed to remove common barriers to good jobs.  In 2018, Goodwill impacted the lives of 14,518 residents in the 10 counties it serves: Cuyahoga, Geauga, part of Lake, Stark, Tuscarawas, Carroll, Jefferson, and Harrison in Ohio, and Brooke and Hancock in West Virginia. Learn more at www.GoodwillGoodSkills.org.