PCs for People Summit County

PCs For People
Affordable computers and wireless internet

Event Date
Friday, October 2nd
10:30 a.m.

Masks must be worn during the pickup. Recipients must remain in their vehicles. Equipment will be placed in the trunk of their car.

All packages must be prepaid prior to pick up. Only desktops are available at this event.

Financial aid is available on a first-come-first-serve basis and is not guaranteed. The maximum financial aid available is $100 or 90% of the package whichever is less. One package per household. Distribution on this date is for households with students enrolled in K-12. Laptops are on a first come first serve basis.

Recipients must be income eligible (under 200% of Federal Poverty). Example: receive SNAP benefits, free or reduced lunch at school, public housing, Medicaid, etc. For more info please see: https://www.pcsforpeople.org/eligibility/

Technology will be distributed at the Summit CountyJob and Family Service Parking lot located at the Pry Building 1180 S. Main Street Akron, Ohio 44301. You MUST pre-register and pre-pay. You will be given a specific time to arrive. Walk-in appointments will not be available.

Pre-Register and pre-pay to reserve your technology financial aid is available for individuals who cannot afford package costs. Supported by: Summit County Executive, Ilene Shapiro, and Community Development Block Grant Fund. *Financial aid is on a first-come-first-serve basis and not available for all school districts

Register By
Phone: 216-777-4441or 330-643-8013
Email: cleveland@pcsforpeople.com or
Website: www.pcsforpeople.com/ohio

Akron Zoo Levy

A tax levy increase for the Akron Zoo will appear on the November 2020 general election ballot. The zoo is asking for the renewal of an existing 0.8-mill tax levy plus a 0.4-mill increase, for a total tax levy of 1.2 mills. The zoo also is requesting a 10-year duration for the levy, starting in 2021 for collection from 2022 through 2031.

For information on what Akron Zoo offers, Akron Zoo Levy, and you can support the zoo check the PDF below.

Ohio Attorney General Warns of an Outbreak of Scams Related to Coronavirus

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Fear and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic could give rise to an outbreak of scams, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost warns.

“COVID-19 is not the only thing we have to protect ourselves against,” Yost said. “Thieves and crooks prey on fear and uncertainty. Ohioans need to inoculate themselves against an outbreak of scams with knowledge and good practices.”

Yost encourages Ohioans to follow these tips to avoid coronavirus-related scams:

  • Watch out for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or other expert sources with special advice or information about the coronavirus. Legitimate information is available for free on the CDC’s website.
  • Ignore online advertisements promoting cures for the coronavirus. According to the Federal Trade Commission, “There currently are no vaccines, pills, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) online or in stores.”
  • Research nonprofit organizations and crowdfunding campaigns before donating. A database of registered charities is available on the Ohio Attorney General’s website. Avoid groups that pressure you into donating and never donate via cash, gift cards, wire transfer or prepaid money card. These are the preferred payment methods of scammers.
  • Be cautious of anyone going door to door offering coronavirus testing or temperature readings and requesting personal information. Call law enforcement immediately if you see a suspicious person. Never let strangers into your home.
  • Beware of emails and other attempts to “phish” for your personal, financial and medical information. When in doubt, do not share. If the source claims to be your bank or a government agency, confirm they are legitimate by calling the organization at a phone number you have verified.
  • Amid discussions of providing working families with government checks, know that nothing has been formalized yet. For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission website and stay tuned for updates from reliable news sources.
  • When online, avoid clicking on unknown links or pop-ups and never download any suspicious email attachment. Doing so could infect your devices with malicious software designed to steal your personal information or lock your computer until you pay a ransom.

Consumers who suspect an unfair or deceptive sales practice should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org or 800-282-0515.

Click here to download a copy of AG Yost Warns of an Outbreak of Scams Related to Coronavirus announcement