Free Geek’s Garage Sale to Support Digital Inclusion Within Minnesota

by Tristan Pollock


Free Geek Twin Cities Garage SaleFree Geek Twin Cities (FGTC), an initiative to bridge the digital divide and eliminate e-waste, is holding its first garage sale this weekend in Minneapolis.

Each computer for sale is refurbished by FGTC’s volunteer staff with the hope that the system will allow a family or individual to access technology that normally wouldn’t have been attainable. All proceeds from the garage sale will benefit Free Geek’s mission: to support those in need of access and to eliminate e-waste waste that is often associated with the disposal of computer equipment.

“Free Geek seeks to solve one problem—a lack of access to computers and technical knowledge among low-income Minnesotans—by reusing the products from another problem: the rapid obsolescence of computer hardware, and the resulting electronic waste,” explains FGTC Co-Founder Brian Dunnette.