Nonprofit gives free computers to low-income families

Dozens of desktops and laptops were given away to families Wednesday.
Dozens of desktops and laptops were given away to families Wednesday.(25 News / Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 5:54 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - A national nonprofit stopped through central Illinois Wednesday to give computers to families that need them.

‘PC’s for People’ set up shop at both Illinois Central College locations, handing out dozens of desktops and laptops.

The group works to get recycled and refurbished computers into the hands of low-income families, people on Medicaid and other underserved groups.

“We have three kids at home, and they are all different. We have a high-schooler, a middle-schooler and a grade-schooler, so something they can all access and utilize in the house would be amazing,” local mother Melinda Worsham said.

Desktops were free and laptops were only $20 for eligible recipients.

Those who missed out on Wednesday’s giveaway can visit the PC’s for People website for more information on upcoming events.

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