Thank you for a great 2018!

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 Volunteered10,869 Hours 24 Minutes


Lbs Recycledover 60,000lbs


Computers saved from the landfill1,202


Employed Staff5


Raingardens Installed1

Spring Painting and Rearranging!

A sneak peak of the new recycling layout.

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. ┬áThank you to Welna’s Ace Hardware for the great help picking the colors! ┬áThe 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!

2 coats of primer and a topcoat were needed.

We’ve upgraded the Free Geek Thrift Store

Windows!  Carpet!  More stock out!

We are happy to announce our store has been moved to a new area of the facility. This means more stock viewable, more stations to test gear before you buy, and fun things called windows, which we hear are nice.

But seriously, no running into the back caverns to find a computer, our entire stock is within reach finally. We’re happy to be able to serve customer’s needs better. This is all part of the plan to keep scaling to meet the community’s need for our mission.

Thanks to Art, Charlie, Eric, Todd, Dan, Karen, and more that pushed hard this past month to get our store moved and running again.

Free Geek Website Changes

We’re happy to be moving forward with a new look at Over the years we have accumulated a fair number of pages, which we will also be updating!

Some things to watch for in the coming weeks:

  1. The ability to browse our current thrift store stock
  2. More posts about new learning opportunities
  3. Meeting minutes and Non-profit documents
  4. Social media feeds and more ways to connect than ever!


Computers that are obsolete or broken are separated into their basic components by volunteers to be recycled.


After 24 hours of volunteering, volunteers receive a free refurbished computer or $40 in our thrift store!


Education or other learning opportunities abound at Free Geek, but most are less formal than classes.