Computers for People in Need

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-1pm
By Appointment



C4PIN is dedicated to the health and safety of our staff and clients. If you have symptoms of, or have recent (10 days) exposure to, COVID-19, flu, or RSV, you must contact C4PIN staff prior to your appointment. C4PIN will not allow entry into the facility if you are ill or have had exposure to serious illness. C4PIN exercises precautions, including masking, social distancing, shifting to a parking lot meeting, or rescheduling appointments.

Thank you for helping us safely meet the needs of you and our wider community.

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Please note we will be closed for normal business from Monday, Nov 20th thru Friday, Dec 1st, 2023, for a major facility reorganization. This will allow us to better serve our clients in the future.


About us

Our Team

Volunteer Staff: Larry Hanson, Robert Gavel,
Ken Ballweg, Matt Forner, and Raina Lincicum.

C4PIN thanks its many volunteers and supporting organizations!  We could not do all we do without your help.

Our History

C4PIN  evolved from Computers 4 Kids, as a volunteer-driven organization committed to making computing affordable to low income and special needs members of Whatcom and Skagit counties.

In November 2017, C4PIN became an 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, and since then we have provided about 50 computers a year, and recycled hundreds more. Coming off the restrictions of Covid, with the help of new volunteers and our community partners, we are on target to provide between 200 and 250 laptops and desktops to people in need in 2023.

Our Mission

C4PIN is committed to responsible recycling of electronic waste while simultaneously helping low-income, senior, disabled and veteran communities – and the non-profits who serve them – by offering quality refurbished computers at low cost.