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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Our Programs

Helping Mother Earth

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 accept the following items:

  • Computers (Desktop, Laptop, All-in-One)
  • Printer cartridges (Original Equipment Manufacturer only)
  • Cables
  • Phones
  • Audio Equipment
    Office Equipment

Closing the Digital Divide​

 Refurbished computers are distributed to local low-income students, families, individuals and the non-profit agencies that serve them. Last year we distributed approximately 200 computers to our community , and we are ramping up to have an even greater year with the help of our institutional partners and you. We work with our community offering either computers at a low-cost or computers in exchange for volunteer hours.   

Computers are  diagnosed, cleaned, , repaired and imaged with a genuine copy of Microsoft Windows 10 Professional. The result is reliable products for our clients. In fact, we warranty our refurbished computers for 1 year.

 This year we also added an educational component that offers one-on-one technology tutoring at a low cost and we partnered with local schools to offer technical internships to college  students.  In addition, the E-Waste Manager, Robert Gavel offers on-the job training and evaluations for hardware tear-down and rebuilding of computers to interested volunteers and students.   

Our Supporters

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

  • Alpha Tech
  • Altair Advanced Industries
  • Banner Bank
  • Bellingham Technical College
  • Blue Skies for Children
  • Boundary Bay
  • Boy’s and Girl’s Club
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Haywire Computer
  • Harris Pacific NW, LLC
  • Homeport
  • Janiciki Industries
  • Lighthouse Mission
  • Northwest Indian College
  • Opportunity Council
  • Peoples Bank
  • Sunrise Services
  • Value Village
  • Whatcom Community College
  • Whatcom Educational Credit Union