New Horizons

Kitsap Computing Seniors can refurbish your old desktop or laptop PC and donate it to those in the community who need it most.

Donate Your PC

Tell us a little about your computer and we will be in touch!

The New Horizons (NH) Committee, a function of Kitsap Computing Seniors, accepts applications and provides PCs to people and organizations that demonstrate need and meet the requirements of our program. We have connected with these recipients through word of mouth as our members are out in the community and in contact with organizations and people who demonstrate need. Since 2007, KCS has donated more than 140 PCs to individuals and nonprofits in Kitsap County.  Organizations that have benefited include Kitsap Rescue Mission, Fishline, West Sound Treatment Center, Retsil Veterans Home, Forest Ridge and St. Vincent de Paul women’s shelter.

It is our goal to provide free PCs to as many qualifying Kitsap County residents as possible in order to give them access to the educational and social benefits that a PC can provide. The PC is a tool; our objective is to enable people to learn to use this tool to the maximum extent possible so they can improve their quality of life through its use.  In order to achieve this goal, we solicit used PCs (towers and laptops) from companies, other non-profits, the Department of Defense, financial institutions and private citizens who are upgrading their PCs.  NH committee members receive and refurbish these donated PCs. NH volunteers spend six to nine hours refurbishing each PC. Each newly refurbished PC, when ready to be given away, contains a new Windows 7 or Windows 10 operating system and new batteries. New hard drives and additional memory chips are also installed, if needed. The PC will also contain WI-FI capability if needed by the recipient. Each tower system is complete with monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers. 

Read about the beginnings of NH. August 27, 1997, Kitsap Sun.

Our volunteers also provide PC training to the recipients at our weekly public PC labs at the Sylvan Way Library and Mountain View Middle School. KCS encourages recipients of our PCs to join KCS in order to take advantage of additional free classes and technical support that is available to KCS members. We feel this is especially important for our recipients who do not have relatives or friends to help them.

For additional information on the New Horizon’s program or Kitsap Computing Seniors, please contact New Horizons at (888) 901-5805 ext 2, or email New Horizons Coordinator Jim Bromley.

Jim Bromley, Chair
June Jones, Co-Chair
Bill Roberts
Clint Geiger
Doug Stauner
Larry DuSavage

frequently asked questions

What kind of computers will you accept?

We accept working Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 desktops (computer, monitor, speakers and mouse) and laptops.

can i deduct my donation?

Yes! Tax deduction forms are available from the New Horizons Committee for working computer systems and recovery operating systems disks or installed partition. Please indicate at time of donation if you would like one.

Is my personal info safe?

Absolutely. We totally wipe out all personal information on the computer disk systems and then reinstall the operating system.

do you resell the computers?

No. All computer systems are provided totally FREE of charge to qualifying individuals, i.e. disadvantaged senior, students, natural disaster victims, veterans and the disabled.

do you accept printers, too?

Unfortunately, no. The ink tends to dry up before we can get them placed. You can safely recycle your printer for free locally at Goodwill and St. Vincent De Paul. You can even deduct the value of the printer off your taxes.

What other items may I donate?

We can accept external speakers and the necessary wiring.

Apply to receive a free PC

Fill out our application So we can contact you. donations are prioritized by need, as determined by the new horizons committee.