Free computers for Bucks residents

The United Way of Bucks County, Comcast and Charming Shoppes, Inc. are awarding netbooks and a year of free Internet access to 60 eligible Bucks families.

The goal is to help provide internet access to families in the area who do not currently have the ability to access the web, according to a press release from the organizations.

Twenty netbooks - small and generally lightweight computers - were given away on Tuesday night, meaning there are still 40 available. Interested individuals must apply, according to a press release, and must fit the following criteria:

  • Reside in Bristol Borough, Bristol Township or Bensalem. 
  • Do not currently have Comcast internet in the home.
  • Be caregivers for a free or reduced-price lunch-eligible student (you can particpate even if your school does not offer free or reduced-price lunches, but your child must meet criteria set by the National School Lunch Program).

Those interested in applying, or those with questions, should contact the United Way at 215 949 1660. The application deadline is June 1.