Our services are currently available in limited capacity. Donation and pickup are open at our Free Geek location Wed-Sat 11-1 & 3-5.

About

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Free Geek is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access, and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential.

Computers help us in many ways, but the move toward a digital future isn’t without its share of hurdles.  Many individuals lack the resources necessary to purchase a computer or get the training required to use digital technology. At the same time, the rapid pace of technology consumption and turnover means that over 2 million tons of hazardous e-waste is created each year in the United States. Free Geek’s goal is to divert technology that would otherwise be recycled or thrown away, refurbish it, and give it back to our community at no or low cost.

Services We Offer
PLUG INTO PORTLAND
Plug Into Portland

Computers for K-12 students

HARDWARE GRANTS
Hardware Grants

Free and low-cost technology grants

ONLINE SHOP
Online Shop

Low-cost tech through our online store

Membership
Membership

Annual memberships to provide low-cost tech to the community year round

Affordable Tech Program
Affordable Tech Program

Partnership opportunities with organizations looking to fill technology needs at an affordable price

Gift a geekbox
Gift a Geekbox

Computers to individuals 18+

Technology Reuse and Recycling Services
CORP TECH DONATION
Business Partnerships

Bring corporate used tech back into the community

Personal Tech Donation
Personal Tech Donation

Bring your personal tech back to those who need it

Data Security
Data Security

Data destruction certification for your tech

Free Geek has created a unique circular model which points two existing societal problems - excess electronic waste in need of sustainable reuse and recycling, and lack of access to basic technology among vulnerable populations - back at each other to reveal innovative solutions. The computers we grant to our Digital Inclusion participants are saved from ending up in landfills, and instead go on to find a new life helping provide our community’s most vulnerable populations with the digital literacy skills they need to succeed and thrive.

Mission
Our Mission

Learn why digital inclusion is so important.

Our Process
Our Process

Learn how we go from donated technology to a device in the hands of a community member.

Get Involved
Get Involved

Learn how you can help Free Geek today!