Computer Reach
Computer Reach
Computer Reach’s Mission: We are a volunteer-based humanitarian organization dedicated to the refurbishing of donated and used computer technology for placement, in cooperation with other organizations, in areas such as community centers, schools, libraries, and churches that have limited or no financial resources. We provide these computers with free educational software (requiring no Internet access), coupled with support and training, to ensure that the full potential of this technology can be realized to bridge the digital divide in a technology-driven world.

Computer Reach’s Vision: To positively impact disadvantaged people around the globe by providing technology, coupled with support and training in an economically viable and environmentally safe way.

Western Pennsylvania is 85% of our public service effort ... in low income, mostly rural and urban neighborhoods. Some suburbs of Pittsburgh also have technology needs not met by shrinking education budgets.

We serve 7 states across the USA so far, in Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Oklahoma.

Internationally we organize efforts in 16 countries that include El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Haiti, Peru, Malaysia, India, Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa.

As of April 11, 2014 a total of 1,048 different volunteers have donated their time to refurbish ...
6,114 Computers

Recent posts from the Computer Reach Blog

    Grassroots effort to give computers to those who can’t afford them – Post Gazette   (Permanent link to post)   (Go to blog)
TechMan: Grassroots effort to give computers to those who can’t afford them March 10, 2014 11:13 PM By Ced Kurtz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette One of the most ambitious programs to rehabilitate used computers and get them back into the community at low or no cost is concentrated here in Western Pennsylvania. Computer Reach has worked (read more...)

    We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends – Feb 28 & Mar 7, 2014   (Permanent link to post)   (Go to blog)
Many thanks to Jessica Ruffin and her team of Pittsburgh Public Allies for a great day at the Computer Reach warehouse in Point Breeze on Feb 28, 2014. We welcomed 29 new volunteers ! And on March 7 2014 we added 6 new faces at Goodwill on the South Side. Here is the video of (read more...)

    Apples in Kenya – March 3, 2014   (Permanent link to post)   (Go to blog)
Dr. John Stanko of PurposeQuest distributed their first Apple computer today. The Apple computer was presented to Pastor Francis Odhiambo, founder of Upako Center in the Kawangware section of Nairobi. Francis has a school of 200 and an orphanage with 20 children. For more information on this mission to Banana, Kenya … please go to (read more...)

    Feb 22, 2014 Heart of Gold | Plum High School | East Liberty Presbyterian | ITT Tarentum   (Permanent link to post)   (Go to blog)
Please the find great Feb 22, 2014 group of volunteers at ITT Tarentum .. repairing hard drives and sorting RAM to help our charity serve those in many communities that have little or no access to technology …. Thanks ….

    Wozniak praises Mim Bizic of Computer Reach   (Permanent link to post)   (Go to blog)
This is a short clip from a speech by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Pittsburgh, PA … held at Heinz Hall as a feature of the Robert Morris Speakers Series: … on Wednesday night Jan 29, 2014. You’ll see the full introduction of Woz and then mention of Mim’s influence on him when he (read more...)