Homes for Computers

Family registration for VAC’s 2020 Homes for Computers Program has come to an end. 

Voluntary Action Center’s Homes for Computers program provides reformatted computers donated by the City of Columbia to Columbia families with children in grades K-12. VAC partners with the City of Columbia, the Downtown Optimist Club, and the Boone County Sheriff’s Department to put on this program. This year 50 families received a computer, and to date, over 700 computers have been given through this program.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be a resident of Boone County
  • Have a school aged child living at the address (K – 12)
  • Do not currently have a computer at home

Please note: Priority will be given to families who have NOT received a computer from VAC in the past.

To apply please bring the following documents to VAC’s office:

  • Proof of current physical address
  • Proof of income for everyone at the address
  • Original identification for everyone at the address

If more applications are received than are donated from the City of Columbia a drawing will be held and those families selected will be notified during the week following the end of the program.

Staffing and security issues limit this program’s ability to distribute City computers only. VAC is unable to accept other computer donations at this time.  To find out how to recycle old computers and monitors, search the City’s “Waste Wizard” by downloading the COMO Recycle and Trash app or visiting

For more information, contact the VAC office at 573-874-2273 or

Please check back in November for 2021 sign up dates!


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