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Greener Technology With Heart

Technology. Love it or hate it, it’s everywhere and it’s here to stay. In today’s world, a computer has become a necessity and is often required to complete homework, access resources, apply for a job, and connect with others. Part of the UCP EMPOWER program, our Computers Go Round program ensures people who need access to a computer to improve their life have a resource. Since the Computer Go Round program began, we have distributed over 700 new and refurbished computers to children and adults throughout Minnesota who want to live a life without limits. These computers are used for education, living independently, accessing resources, and employment.

Fees

  • Complete Computer Package $125
    • Non-Refundable Processing Fee $20
    • Deposit Due Upon Application $30
    • Remaining Balance at Pick-Up $75
  • Laptops are an additional $15

Can’t pick up your computer? We are happy to ship it to you!

  • Shipping Options $30

Credit cards, checks and cash are accepted.

Applying

Fill out an application online here.
OR
Our application form can be downloaded here.
Complete this form and mail it/drop it off at our office.
415 3rd Street North, Waite Park, MN 56387

All persons who wish to receive a computer must:

  • Have a disability or a family member with a disability which is recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act

AND/OR

  • Receive state aid based on need and intend to use the computer for employment, education or other self-improvement.

Donating to the Program

UCP relies on businesses and private donations to provide this program to people with disabilities. If you have computers that you would like to donate to our program, please note the minimum requirements for computers that we can accept:

Minimum Requirements: Desktop Computers

  • Processor: 2.5 GHz single core/1.5 GHz dual core
  • RAM: 4GB (or 2GB with open slots)
  • Hard Drive: 160 GB (SATA preferred)
  • DVD Drive
  • DirectX 9 Graphics processor

Minimum Requirements: Laptop Computers

  • Processor: 2.5 GHz single core/1.5 GHz dual core
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Hard Drive: 80 GB
  • DVD drive
  • DirectX 9 graphics processor
  • Power Cord

Security

All data on donated computers will be securely wiped according to DoD 5220.22-M standards.

We also accept quality components, keyboards, mice, speakers, cords and flat screen monitors.

Contact Us

For requests or information, contact:

Phone 320.253.0765

Email   info@ucpcentralmn.org

Fax      320.253.6753

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Get Involved!

Be Green & Recycle

  • Cell Phones unable to connect to an App Store
  • Ink Cartridges
  • Bring Clothing to The Green UCP Boxes!
  • Non-Working or Unusable Computers ($5 Disposal Fee)