MAY 20, 2020 - For the homeless, asylum-seekers, refugees, and the elderly in the UK, digital exclusion is a reality. Without access to laptops and other internet-connected devices, the vulnerable are left without access to numerous opportunities, including communicating with their loved ones, obtaining jobs, and reaching educational goals.
The SocialBox.Biz Laptops for the Homeless and Vulnerable Initiative has been working diligently, and continues to do so throughout the COVID-19 crisis, to help provide laptops for those in need. This is accomplished through donations of unused but still functional tech from partners.
For instance, the team at Kindred recently donated a large number of unused laptops to the cause. “As an agency whose ethos is about positive change, I would like to discuss surplus but usable IT hardware we are keen to donate,” said Kindred staff.
Kindred is a unique PR agency working with select clients whose brands are focused on positive change.
SocialBox.Biz thanks Kindred for their generous donation. The laptops will be loaded with open source software and given to partner charities for distribution to their clients.
The donation sparked interest on Twitter. Simon Francis Tweeted, “Great to see @KindredAgency support the @PRCA_UK’s call to support @SocialBoxBiz and donate some un-used IT equipment to help vulnerable groups keep in touch with loved ones during #lockdown.”
The team at SocialBox.Biz is currently seeking other partners who might be able to donate large volumes of laptops. These laptops should still be in functioning order. In addition to laptops, SocialBox.Biz is able to accept other technology. For instance, a recent server donation has benefited a local Age UK site.
More information can be found at https://www.socialbox.biz/.
SocialBox.Biz is a community interest company (CIC) improving the local community by providing innovative tech solutions.