Computers for People in Need

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Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-1pm by appointment

What We Do


Provide Digital Access

Refurbished computers are distributed to local low-income students, families, individuals, and the non-profit agencies that serve them. In 2023 we distributed 207 computers to our community, and we are ramping up to have an even greater year in 2024. We work with our community, offering computers either at a low cost or in exchange for volunteer hours.

Computers are diagnosed, cleaned, repaired, and imaged with a genuine copy of Chrome Flex, Linux Mint, or Microsoft Windows 11 Professional. The result is reliable products for our clients, and digital access for those who need it.

Responsible Recycling

C4PIN is committed to the planet and its people. We accept donations of used computers, peripherals and other e-waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Donated computers meeting our specifications are refurbished for reuse. All e-waste donations that cannot be refurbished are broken down and responsibly disposed of through our recycling program.

We do NOT accept the following items:

  • Trash
  • Hazardous materials (e.g. freon, oil)
  • Bulk items (e.g. washer/dryer)

If the item you are donating contains a battery, we ask for a monetary donation of $5 per battery in order to cover the cost of recycling the battery.

Work With Our Partners

C4PIN is extremely grateful for all the generous community support we have received from the following organizations:

  • Bellingham Alms Ministry Outreach (St Paul’s Episcopal Church)
  • Bellingham Central Lion’s Club
  • Bellingham Technical College
  • Christ the King Community Church
  • Hardware Sales
  • Lake Whatcom Center (LWC)
  • Lydia Place
  • Opportunity Council
  • People’s Bank
  • Squalicum High School
  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) / Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
  • Whatcom Educational Credit Union (WECU)