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Due to increasing safety concerns, Free Geek is closed to the public, effective immediately. The closure includes all aspects of our operations (volunteering, donations and thrift store). We will be closed until at least the end of the March, please look for an update then as the situation evolves.
Our location is locked and we will not be able to offer any services until we reopen.
The updates will be posted to the news section of our website and will be sent out to our announcements mailing list.
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Free Geek Twin Cities had an incredible 2018. Firstly, we need to thank our amazing volunteers, without whom FGTC wouldn’t be possible!
Here’s a glance at some of the amazing numbers for 2018 :
|Hours Volunteered||10,869 Hours 24 Minutes|
|Lbs Recycled||over 60,000lbs|
|Computers saved from the landfill||1,202|
Free Geek would like to thank a Minneapolis based “This Does Not Compute” Youtube channel for creating a great video about Free Geek history and operations. The video is available at:
The channel is a favorite of a number of Free Geek staff as it covers in depth topics that would be interesting to people who enjoy technology.
Another update from Colin:
Come by and grab a t-shirt, we finally have them back in stock for $12!
After a generous donation of shelving from Ryan Co. during their move downtown, we are taking a bit of time to rearrange and replan our space in the recycling area. Please excuse the mess as the walls get their first coat of paint in years. Thank you to Welna’s Ace Hardware for the great help picking the colors! The plan is expected to take a few weeks but we see this having a great benefit for handling greater numbers of volunteers and material to recycle!
Today is Give to the Max Day, we’re excited to have an introductory video to show you!
Please consider a donation to help us with our mission at our Give to the Max site.