1000 laptops to support vulnerable populations

A Socialbox.biz blog post update by Alex (31st July 2017)

Social impact initiative Socialbox.biz launches donation thermometer for measuring laptop donation goals

Constantly working to develop new ways to engage British companies, business owners, and individuals Socialbox.biz this week announced a new exciting campaign idea for getting communities involved. Set to host their own donation thermometer for laptop donations towards their support projects in partnership with the participating charities, the social impact platform will now be able to visually demonstrate where they are with regards to their total donation goal.

Just having crossed the 100-laptop donation mark, the socially focused firm is working towards the goal of 1,000 donated laptops by 2020.

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“Encouragement and support are two necessary components of making our social-impact idea a reality,” said Peter Paduh, Founder of Socialbox.biz initiatives. “By making our goal a visual display we can view and work to improve, we’re hoping it will motivate our team and all of our incredible participants to get serious about re-homing old but still useful laptops.”

Socialbox.biz works with local charities, universities, corporations, and business owners to strike up laptop re-homing partnerships. Since many of these entities end up with thousands of laptops being replaced by newer models, Socialbox.biz wants to create a funnel for donating the laptops when they become no longer in use but are still very needed by disadvantaged members of local community.

Having passed their 100-donor mark with new charity partnerships across the UK, Socialbox.biz is excited for what the next 3-years will bring with regards to their 1,000 laptop goal.

200 Laptop Update (April 2018)

Now that weve entered Quarter 2 of 2018, we wanted to share an update about our progress in our initiative! We have officially reached our 200 laptop milestone, reaching the 20% mark in our goal toward donating 1,000 laptops to disadvantaged individuals in the UK by the year 2020.

Were more confident than ever that well be able to to help 1,000 disadvantaged individuals find long-term employment and housing. Recent news regarding the movement toward more mission-led businesses has been exciting to follow.  Additionally, we have a new partnership with Regus Office Solutions

local office centers which contain businesses who can now make collections of still useful but no longer needed items to our initiative through their management office. Were also looking forward to forming donor relationships with businesses in the Canary Wharf area !

If your company is looking for more efficient technology solutions or help in developing a more comprehensive corporate governance plan, please send us a message!

Having reached the huge milestone of 200th laptop for our initiative, so now, were making this donation even more impactful by providing pop up classed for IT training to disadvantaged individuals for our partners who receive laptops from our program.

These additional partnerships will help expand our reach across more UK territories, including Scotland as well as help other disadvantaged groups such as those at risk of homelessness. Previously, we were only able to reach homeless laptop recipients in London.

300 Laptop Update (June 2018)

Campaign update

If youve been following along with our firms impact initiatives, you probably know that we have a practical Environmental Social Governance campaign which works to provide laptops to support vulnerable populations populations across the UK many of thom who are either currently homeless, or who are at risk for becoming homeless due to their current socioeconomic status. Our goal is to distribute 1,000 laptops to these vulnerable populations by the year 2020. Today, we have a very exciting update in this campaign!

Recently, we passed the 300 laptop mark! Thanks to our new charities and corporate partners, we have been able to sustain the momentum of our donation campaign and have changed the lives of three hundred UK residents, resettled refugees, isolated citizens, and vulnerable students at risk of homelessness. We have been regularly posting stories about some of the beneficiaries, and were excited to share some new case studies soon.

Although were thrilled to have reached this latest milestone, we wont be able to reach the 1,000 laptop finish line without support of more partners. Here are two ways you can help:

Donate your outdated and unneeded technology. Contact us to find a drop-off location near your home or workplace. We accept laptops, computers, smart phones, tablets, servers, fitness trackerseven old video game systems! Even though not all of these devices will be used directly by our beneficiaries, we can use this equipment to support those who need it the most. All computers and other technology containing sensitive information will be securely wiped and reset to factory settings before being transferred to a new owner with free open source software.

Corporations can contribute their unneeded equipment the same way individuals can, and we can even help set up social impact measures which can boost to your employers ESG/CSR metrics.

Thank you for your continued support!

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