In August 2020, Computer Reach launched our Computer Lottery Program to get free Desktop Computer Bundles into the hands of local community members during a time when they needed it most. Now, in February 2021, we are celebrating the six-month anniversary of the program by awarding up to 20 Bundles each week to individuals in the Greater Pittsburgh Area!
2020 was a difficult year: The coronavirus began spreading in the United States, schooling and employment opportunities were either eliminated or moved online, and rather than meeting in person, we began meeting on screen. While 2020 was hard for everyone, it was especially challenging for families and individuals without access to a computer or the internet at home. Many of these individuals were unable to work, learn, or connect remotely for months on end, and many are still unable to.
Recognizing this need, Computer Reach launched the Computer Lottery Program in August 2020 as a means to get free Desktop Computer Bundles into the hands of the people who needed them most. We began awarding up to sixteen free Bundles to individuals in the Greater Pittsburgh Area each week, with each Bundle consisting of one desktop computer, one computer monitor, one keyboard, one mouse, and all necessary cords to operate the machine.
We are now celebrating the six-month anniversary of that program, and to celebrate, we are increasing the number of Bundles awarded each week to 20 for a limited time while supplies last. Winners will be contacted every Friday at 12 p.m.
How to Enter
If you are interested in winning a free Desktop Bundle, complete our online form or call 412-444-8816 to enter by phone! Completing the form does not register you for a computer, but instead enters you into the Lottery. Winners will receive a confirmation email or phone with information on when and where to collect their prize. Winners must reply to confirm a time on the following Tuesday or Thursday to pick up their Bundle in Pittsburgh.
This program is based on a model created and popularized by Texas-based nonprofit, Comp-U-Dopt. Comp-U-Dopt provides access to computers, facilitates growth in technical and digital literacy skills, and supports the future of youth in their communities. To learn more, visit their website.