Laptops for homless people support initiative
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, councils, colleges, universities and schools SocialBox.Biz this week announced a new exciting campaign idea for getting ongoing participation. Set to host their own donation thermometer for laptop donations towards their support projects in partnership with the participating charities, the community interest tech and 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 in 2020.
“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 we’ve 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 in the year 2020.
We’re more confident than ever that we’ll be able to to help 1,000 disadvantaged individuals find long-term employment and housing. Recent news regarding the movement toward more 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. We’re also looking forward to forming donor relationships with businesses in the Canary Wharf area !
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Having reached the huge milestone of 200th laptop for our initiative, so now, we’re 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)
If you’ve been following along with our firm’s 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 in 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 about some of the beneficiaries, and we’re excited to share some new case studies soon.
Although we’re thrilled to have reached this latest milestone, we won’t 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 trackers…even 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 employer’s ESG/CSR metrics.
Thank you for your continued support!
500 Laptop Update (March 2019)
We welcome new charity partners in 2019 !
600 Laptop Update (July 2019)
Our mission of reaching 1000 laptops in 2020 is on a roll, and we don’t have much further to go. In July 2019, we met the 600 laptop mark!
We’ve taken on more and more partners this year, and next month, Regus will be doing donation day on August 15, 2019. The day will kick off with a breakfast for community leaders, and we hope that this donation day will get us ever closer to our goal.
SocialBox.Biz are aiming to hit their 1000th laptop milestone in 2020. Following this milestone, they are going to continue reaching for the stars, helping thousands along the way.
1000+ Laptops goal smashed (Update August 2020)
Thank you all so much – We are now working towards helping 1000s more by 2030, one step at a time.
SOCIALBOX.BIZ | AUGUST 2020 GOALS UPDATE
The Laptops for Homeless Initiative officially exceeded 1000 laptop donations! This exciting milestone is one that we’ve worked diligently for in partnership with local companies and organisations. Now, we are continuing to forge ahead in our initiative by donating laptops to thousands more by 2030.
The Climate Change Act of 2050 is going to change the landscape of many industries, and we are working to do our part by continuing and expanding the Laptops for Homeless Initiative. Our cause isn’t just helping homeless people, pensioners and refugees – it’s helping the planet by reducing Scope 3 emissions.
We want to thank every single person and organisation who has joined forces to make the Laptops for Homeless Initiative a success.
If you would like to learn more about partnering with the Laptops for Homeless Initiative to give back to those in need and reduce emissions, connect with us today!
If you are interested in participating with your old but still useful office tech or learning more, please contact us today!
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