Computers for Kids

Computers for Kids, Inc. (CFK) is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization formed in 2002 that receives donated computers from individuals and businesses, then refurbishes and licenses them for distribution to students for their home use. As a part of this program, each student and the needs for home use are considered. Their mission is to offer Idaho students K to 21 the opportunity to access a variety of technological supports through their use of their own computer at home.

Student Application Process (scholarships are available)

For complete directions click here.

  1. Every student, K-14th grade is eligible for a computer, our program is NOT income based. Every child that applies receives a computer.
  2. Fill out an application.
  3. Have your child write an essay on why they need a computer and how it will help their education. If your child is young, or unable to write an essay, a drawing will suffice.
  4. There is a $35.00 non-refundable processing fee due when you send in the application. If you are unable to pay in full at that time, you can pay the remaining balance when you pick up the computer (See #7). We cannot accept checks on the distribution date.
  5. Allow 4 to 8 weeks for processing and preparation of your computer. Please include the application, the essay, and your check, or card numbers, when you apply. If we do not receive all 3 items it will delay the application process.
College Application Process

For complete directions click here http://www.cfkidaho.org/app-college.html

Computers are available to Public Schools and Non-Profit organizations.

  1. Fill out an application. There is a $65.00 non-refundable processing fee due when you send in the application. If you are unable to pay in full at that time, you can make a cash, credit or debit card payment for the additional monies, at the time you pick up the computer. We cannot accept checks on class date. Please call to make financial arrangements to pay by class date, if unable to pay when sending in the application.
  2. Allow 4 to 8 weeks for processing and preparation of your computer.
Students with Disabilities

We are pleased to announce the establishment of a new program designed to increase the availability of high-quality refurbished computers AT NO CHARGE for Idaho students with disabilities in grades K thru 14 to use in the home. This program has been developed through a partnership between Computers for Kids, the Idaho State Department of Education: Special Education Team (ISDE), and the Idaho Assistive Technology Project (IATP).

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Regional Foundation Center Regional Idaho Libraries

Boise Public Library
Funding Information Center
715 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 384-4024
Main URL
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Collection Hours:
Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Monday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Marshall Public Library
113 S. Garfield
Pocatello, ID 83204
Phone: (208) 232-1263
Main URL
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Collection Hours:
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm
United Way of Kootenai County
501 E. Lakeside Ave., Ste. 3
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208) 667-8112
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