SocialBox.Biz now accepting old Apple products for Digital inclusion tech re-use initiative in London UK

A SocialBox.Biz Blog post update by Alex,  October 1st, 2016  ( Updated: June, October 2020,  April 2021, Feb 2023)

donate_old_ipad_londonSocialBox.Biz, a London-based technological social impact community interest venture on a mission to collect old disused no longer needed but still useful laptops and hand-held tablet devices to those in need, this week announced they are interested in collecting more Apple products, Apple MacBooks, Apple chargers, iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Apple iBooks ahead of the holiday seasons and beyond. This invitation is open to both individuals and organisation. 

Determined to provide a channel out of digital exclusion for society’s most marginalised members – homeless, elderly, refugees and others who are unable to afford  computers  – SocialBox.Biz partners with local businesses for laptop computer donations collections, and in turn, places the donation in the hands that need them most.

“We want to collect every kind of laptop brand, whether it’s Apple Mac, Lenovo, Acer, Toshiba, Dell, HP, Sony and more, to ensure as many people as possible in accommodation services have a chance at digital inclusion,” commented the team of SocialBox.Biz. “In order to do that, we are now accepting all kind of Apple computer product donation for reuse, rehoming and donating instead of recycling, including old iPhones, iPads, iPods, MacBooks and any other kind of Apple Computer device that can provide access to much needed tools to those who have nothing.”

SocialBox.Biz’s expansion to include Apple Mac products is designed to spur even more interest among Londoners and London based businesses, public schools, private schools, colleges and other institutions such as local councils and universities who are looking for a good cause  when they are refreshing their office tech.

Digital Inclusion relates to the ability for an individual to have access to the digital world today. Whether it be through a mobile device, laptop, tablet, or PC, Iphone, Ipad, MacBook etc. One of these expensive electronic items are needed, plus Internet or WiFi.

Most destitute individuals such as refugees, older people on small pensions , and families operating at the lowest levels of the socioeconomic ladder may barely have food for a single meal a day, let alone access to a new iPhone. The result? They have no possible way of ever creating a resume, applying to most jobs, and researching information that could make or break their dire situation.

Waste prevention and reduction via reuse and donations is one of the convincing reasons to reuse and donate products especially now with the UK Climate Change Act in effect it can help those London based organisations such  London based businesses, schools, private schools and colleges and institutions such as local councils and universities. SocialBox.Biz locally focused solution for old but still usable Apple Mac products is also helping them with the Climate Change Act problems by reducing Scope 3 emissions. 

SocialBox.Biz team came across an article that was originally published in the London UK Daily Telegraph on 5 Jan 2016 about being thoughtful when discarding hi-tech goods in post-Christmas clear-outs. The article quoted the charity Waste Watch that issued the plea about reusing old iPads, bikes, vacuum cleaners, tools, mobile phones, televisions and games in the days since Christmas as families try to create cupboard space.

It urged consumers to think carefully about the way in which unwanted presents and items that have been replaced with newer, shinier models can be used by others…

The charity warned that abandoning items, even to be recycled, is a waste of the resources used to manufacture and deliver them in the first place.

Allison Ogden-Newton, the charity’s chief executive, said in this article: “We are trying to improve on a disposable society, to encourage people to get more value out of things by putting a bit of sensible thought into how someone else could benefit from an unwanted item.

“Clutter is becoming a modern phenomenon, particularly as we are buying an awful lot more. But brand-new things will be broken down to their constituent parts by recycle plants and a lot of energy is used in that process.

“The spirit of Christmas lives on if people think carefully about what they could do with their cast-offs. Even if it is given away for free online, someone else will get use from it at no extra cost.”   It was reported in the article.

What about exporting old computers in bulk  ?

Generally scrap brokers specialize in exporting large quantities of old items and is some times called ‘residual value’. This is an option available and markets for bulk quantities of used computer hardware are generally abroad meaning that old items are packed into containers and shipped outside of the UK.  ‘Local’ is the word that is found more and more in CSR and ESG reports and something that is becoming increasingly important to investors and consumers. Reuse and donating more items locally helps reduce Scope 3 emissions and boost both ESG and CSR. Whilst we recognize that there are markets for used tech around the globe we at SocialBox.Biz prioritize and promote local social impact as a better option for our clients community and the planet.

Preventing waste saves natural resources as well as the energy used in making new products. Studies show that reusing and rehoming a computer rather than replacing it with a new one saves 139 pounds of wastes, 7,300 gallons of water, and 2,300 kilowatts of energy needed in making a new one. There is a massive further reduction due to local reuse and local rehoming and local donating because it help reduce the number of containers filled with old tech going abroad – thus reducing CO2 emissions especially Scope 3 aspect.

 

SocialBox.Biz is providing sustainable assistance for those who want to get back on their feet, and they are inviting Business Heroes to come be a part of the mission in 2023 and beyond. The team at SocialBox.Biz Community Interest company Laptops for Homeless, Refugees, and Older People in isolation initiative commented:  ‘’Importantly, this does not affect recycling contracts as items can still be sent for recycling that needed recycling and still usable items donated to our initiative once we’ve removed any usable items. Upcycling, by reusing and donating to those who cannot afford a computer, is a far more environmentally friendly solution than selling old computers for recycling to scrap companies. Giving someone a free laptop may not seem like much, but for many people it gives them hope and is an important stepping stone into society.’’

 

Scope 3 -What is it ?

According to Carbon Trust Scope 3 emissions include: Purchased goods and services, Transportation and distribution (up and downstream).

https://www.carbontrust.com/resources/briefing-what-are-scope-3-emissions

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Picture: UK Carbon Trust Scope 3 Emissions.

Once items are donated to the London-based social enterprise SocialBox.Biz,  they arrange for suitable devices to be handed to homeless and elderly in accommodation services. The digital access then gives them a chance to apply to jobs and communicate with family and friends. This also means more items are staying locally and being shipped in containers far away.

SocialBox.Biz is encouraging everyone to share their initiative companies and with friends and family, and consider donating outdated Apple products from companies, colleges, universities, schools for re-use via this initiative for the homeless, refugees and older people in isolation who can not afford new computers.

July 2020 Update: SocialBox.Biz team received this case study from one of the older people charity partners:

The iPad have been matched with older service users to enable them to connect with friends and family. This has been especially important during this difficult time when many older people are more isolated than usual. We have first talked to the service user over the phone to find out their interests and what they would like to be able to use the iPad for. We have then set them up so they are ‘ready to use’ on delivery. We hold a handover/training session at their home (in full P.P.E.) and then follow up with telephone support as needed.

Innovation: One older service user has been able to join a zoom meeting for the first time and have a virtual ‘coffee morning’ with friends. Another service user has been able to use i-player to catch up on TV series she has wanted to watch ! Another has been able to watch You-Tube videos of their favorite singer; we even set her screensaver with an image of the singer, which was a nice surprise when she turned the device on!  

If you’d like to learn more about partnering with SocialBox.Biz, contact us today. 

For more information:

https://www.socialbox.biz/digital-inclusion/

SocialBox.Biz Exploring How Universities and Organisations Handle Outdated IT – October 08, 2020 Update

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, October 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The team at SocialBox.Biz has been exploring the ways in which local universities and organisations are handling their outdated IT and encouraging universities and other organisations to engage in smart donation programs such as the Laptops for Homeless Initiative for purposeful reuse of old yet still usable tech from these large entities and businesses.

For example, SocialBox.Biz connected with University of Edinburgh to learn about their circular economy for IT; this process ensures that old IT equipment isn’t wasted. Instead, it’s given new purpose through multiple local programs that are in place. Altogether, these programs help the university reduce Scope 3 emissions while helping those in need. SocialBox.Biz has been a major advocate for programs of this nature for years. Many excellent studies are also available on the University of Edinburgh website highlighting just how much energy and natural resources goes into that processes of making new electronics and especially how and where they are sourced.

A University of Edinburgh spokesperson said: “Digital inclusion has been one of the pledges made and delivered on by the University under past Social Impact Pledges, and continues to be a strategic priority for the University through its community engagement work. As a founding member of the independent monitoring organisation, Electronics Watch, the University has been working to make its electronics use more socially responsible.”

SocialBox.Biz team commented: “We have been helping organisations meet their sustainability goals and we know that local social impact is very important for Universities to show non education benefits that their institutions bring to the society to attract students and grants. For councils social obligation is even more real when it comes to improving local areas as it is well in within the remit of local councils to help people in need with digital inclusion.”

VIDEO | UK based businesses, schools, universities, councils and other organisations can now Donate old Apple Products such as MacBooks, iPhones and iPads thanks to SocialBox.Biz Community Interest Company based in London, UK

Feb 2023 Update: SocialBox.Biz wants people to know that old laptops, including Apple Mac laptops, can be a stepping stone for those in need. Join the Business Heroes Today.

The Business Heroes program is an initiative aimed at gaining new business partners and providing for people like the young man from the case study and countless others in need.”— SocialBox.Biz
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, February 20, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — SocialBox.Biz wants people to know that old laptops, including Apple Mac laptops, can be a stepping stone for those in need. The community interest company started the Business Heroes initiative to partner with businesses to salvage and repurpose outdated but working laptops, including Apple products, and donate them.

“We are the only community interest company rehoming old but usable tech from companies, universities, and schools and placing them in the hands of the disadvantaged in local UK communities in this way,” said the SocialBox.Biz team. “We provide on-site data removal services and load donated tech with open source software, solving common problems for IT teams. We’ve done a lot, but we will do a lot more with the help of more partners.”

One SocialBox.Biz charity partner, Migrant Help, forwarded a case study in which one of their clients, who had escaped modern day slavery, showed talent as a DJ. He’d been taken under the wing of music enthusiasts there who invited him to DJ with them at their gigs, and his confidence is growing enormously. A Macbook Air would be pivotal in carving out his future.

SocialBox.Biz has forged partnerships with numerous charity initiatives across the UK. One such is partnership is with C4WS Homeless Project. This Central London organisation offers comprehensive services to help homeless people get back on their feet, including English classes, legal assistance, help finding jobs, and housing assistance.

Through our partnership with C4WS, we provide laptops which dramatically shape the lives of those in need. With a laptop in their possession, homeless people can more easily transition into career and employment opportunities. They can also communicate with others and enjoy entertainment.

For example, one C4WS homeless client and his father recently benefited from a laptop donated by SocialBox.Biz. The laptop helped them with daily tasks, applying for various benefits, and pursuing education.

Another homeless man who went to C4WS for help received a laptop via SocialBox.Biz. He’d previously had a laptop that stopped working, and with a new laptop, he was able to update his CV and continue pursuing jobs.

Enclosed is also a photo of M, who moved out of C4WS winter shelter this month into more permanent accommodation and was very happy to be gifted a laptop! He has given his consent for the photo to be used.

The Business Heroes program is an initiative aimed at gaining additional business partners and providing for people like the young man from the case study and countless others in need. This year, SocialBox.Biz aims to recruit new Business Heroes and take unwanted, outdated, but still functioning laptops and other tech off their hands.

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SocialBox.Biz is sounding the alarm for more businesses, organisations in the education industry, and universities to join their cause. The vast volume of outdated tech generated by these sectors alone could help many; donating to SocialBox.Biz is far more sustainable than recycling. The team at SocialBox.Biz invites business heroes to join the movement today and be a champion for those in need.

 

How to Donate Apple Products – A guide by SocialBox.Biz Community Interest Company – London, UK 

Apple is one of the most recognized and innovative names in the world of technology. The company is known for launching newer models of the MacBooks, iPhones and iPads with enhanced features and improved designs every year. Now, as people consider upgrading their computers and phones, they might consider what to do with their old devices.

If you are wondering why you should prioritize donating over recycling your old Mac or iPhone over other options, these are a few reasons that might convince you.

Reduce Electronic Waste

Donating products which are no longer in use can help reduce the amount of electronic waste or e-waste ending up in landfills greatly. According to a report produced by the United Nations, there has been a 21 percent rise in e-waste between 2014 and 2019.

Why donating is better than recycling ?

Because many items are still usable, not everything needs recycling. Recycling is better than landfill but it still burns a lot of energy, whilst reusing and donating does not require for burning of extra energy for example.

Here are some more reasons:

  • Promotes a Sense of Community

One of the biggest reasons why you should donate your old devices is social responsibility. You are actually making a conscious choice to not only protect your surroundings and the planet but also help members of your community.

There are quite a few people who face challenges in accessing computers or smartphones due to various reasons. You can donate your old Apple products to those struggling members of your community such as the homeless or refugees who may not be able to afford any. Sometimes, educational institutions and businesses may be looking to upgrade their Macs or iPads and shift to new ones.  They can give the used gadgets away to organizations which run active initiatives to help the community and makes sure that donated products are safe for use. Socialbox.biz for instance, promotes charitable donations from clients who have upgraded to newer models or Macs, iPhones or any other equipment. The company collects and updates the used devices and donates them to those in need.

  • Easy and Secure Process

For Apple products, data protection is actually quite easy and makes the device ready to be donated. Take the MacBook for example. You can start by storing your images and files to another hard drive or backing them up to the iCloud account. Once that is done, you can sign out and de-authorize the device from iTunes. After that, it is safe to wipe the hard drive clean and reinstall the macOS in the computer.

As far as iPhones are concerned, you can just press Erase all Content by going to settings and finding the option under Reset.

To Sum Up

These are some of the reasons why to donate your Apple products. it boost sustainability, and can be done in a short span of time. By donating your Apple Mac or iPhone, you can also assist other people who might not have access to technology and make their lives easier.

Contact SocialBox.Biz Today !

https://www.socialbox.biz/contact-us/

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10 responses to “SocialBox.Biz now accepting old Apple products for Digital inclusion tech re-use initiative in London UK”

  1. Martin says:

    Great initiative! I’ve owned 7-8 laptops and Apple Ipads and Iphones so far and I’ve always donated the ones I didn’t need; we have a shelter near my apartment so it was easy for me to find someone in need of a decent laptop there. Kudos to you for trying to make a change!

  2. Jamie says:

    I remember reading somewhere how a homeless guy who got an old laptop started learning programming and soon found work as a programmer. This is yet another proof how far you can go with so little… So keep up the great work, guys! Good to know about the donating services is also available from social enterprise charitable sector instead of just recycling Apple computer products available for businesses and for domestic customers in London and UK. Donating means reusing and that is always more environmentally friendly as it does not need any additional energy to reuse but for recycling it does.Yes donate old Apple Mac computer devices: laptop, tablet, or PC, Iphone, Ipad, MacBook.

  3. Melanie says:

    Hope you guys will do this next year too, I missed the wagon this year #bummer In fact, can’t I do this right now? I’ve contacted you to see if I can donate my laptop this month. Will spared the word about Apple tech productions Iphone, Ipad, MacBook doantions rather then recycling.

    • blogger samsanu says:

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  4. Denise says:

    I’ve always been a huge advocate for donating stuff you don’t need, from clothing to IT devices and home appliances. It crushes my soul to see boxes of old stuff lingering on the street when they could have been put to good use and donated.

  5. Londoner_Bob says:

    I am very passionate about social enterprise and digital inclusion and donating those disused no longer needed but still useful computers and laptops and Apple products is a great initiative.

    Being familiar with the Inclusion through Innovation report on how the innovative use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can be used to promote equality of opportunity and
    improve service delivery and outcomes for society’s most disadvantaged groups as well
    as those who live in deprived areas will attempt to summarise it and and share some of that and hopefully it is useful to someone;
    The specific aims of the Inclusion through Innovation project were to:
    • Identify future trends in ICT and innovations which will address social
    exclusion;
    • Investigate the need for new and innovative models of service delivery for
    excluded groups, and how ICT could support these;
    • Review how better links could be made between existing information held in
    different places about vulnerable and excluded people, to ensure that best
    use is made of what we know already;
    • Explore how cultural and legal issues such as data protection should be taken
    forward to enable delivery of the above;
    • Investigate how trends in ICT provision can be influenced to prevent further
    growth of the ‘digital divide’; and,
    • Address the ethical concerns arising from the operation of some technological
    solutions and the risks that ICT can pose as a driver of exclusion.
    This project forms part of the Unit’s current work programme, which aims to ensure that
    public services are delivered effectively to the most excluded groups in society.

    It consisted of both open ended and closed questions and was split into
    four sections according to theme. The four themes were ‘Trends and inequality’,
    ‘Narrowing the digital divide’, ‘Improving service delivery’, and ‘Sharing information on
    service users’. The questionnaire was distributed to a wide range of individuals and
    organisations that were considered to have a particular interest and expertise in this
    subject area. Respondents to the Inclusion through innovation questionnaire raised a number of key
    issues, which are summarised below.
    A widening digital divide
    The majority of respondents (77%) agreed that current trends in ICT computer technology are likely to widen the digital divide and increase levels of inequality faced by socially excluded groups.
    However, despite this view, one in five respondents felt that there are currently initiatives
    in place that aim to address the digital divide through, for example, providing socially
    excluded groups with computer training. The main reasons for the view that the digital divide
    is widening primarily relate to:
    • The costs of ICT equipment: computer equipment (both hardware and software) is
    thought to be prohibitively expensive for many socially excluded people who are
    often on low incomes. There is a need for financial support to increase people’s
    access to technology, and for a reduction in the cost of internet connection.
    • Lack of access to computers and internet: A lack of physical access to ICT facilities such as
    personal computers (PCs), the internet, and broadband poses a further barrier.
    Certain groups, such as elderly or disabled people, are thought to have a
    particularly strong need for increased in-home access to technology.
    • Lack of training in the use of technology: Lack of training and poor basic skills
    often prevent socially excluded people from utilizing technology. Many
    disadvantaged people are unaware of or uncomfortable taking part in training
    courses, and lack confidence in the use of technology, which acts as an
    additional barrier. There is thought to be a strong need for increased training and
    support, particularly in schools.
    • Market issues: Market issues, such as the tendency for ICT developers to focus
    more on more profitable mainstream markets than disadvantaged groups is
    another key cause of the widening digital divide. There is a view that developers
    do not often target their services or products to meet the particular needs of
    socially excluded people which therefore contributes to low demand or uptake.
    Computers are – and will continue to – improve service delivery
    Despite these concerns, respondents expressed a strong belief that all kinds of ICT including laptopls and Apple devices has an
    important role to play in improving service delivery to socially excluded groups. The
    main forms of technology currently used to do this are:
    • The internet: the internet is seen as providing access to an increasing number
    of services, such as service information, online training, and hosting online
    forums. People with few or no qualifications and unemployed people are seen as
    key audiences for development in this area.
    • Mobile technology: mobile technologies (mobile phones like Apple Iphones and Ipads) are also
    commonly used to deliver services to disadvantaged groups, largely due to their
    relative low cost, and widespread use, particularly among younger people. Some
    respondents felt that mobile technologies provide an important point of contact for
    vulnerable people or those without stable accommodation.
    However, most respondents felt that computers and information technology is not currently being used effectively in service
    provision and feel that there is scope for development in this area. In particular,
    increased investment in and development of the internet, online learning and mobile
    phones are key areas that respondents believe could significantly improve the services
    that socially excluded people currently receive. Specific suggestions to do this include
    effectively targeting services to individual needs, increasing the efficient access to
    information, and facilitating greater mobility amongst front-line staff.

  6. bobster_blogger says:

    When you upgrade to a new Apple Iphone, laptops, Ipad what to do with the older one? Instead of letting it sit in a cabinet consider donating it. Working technology can help charitable organisations as they aren’t exactly rolling in cash and would would re-purpose older devices so this is a great initiative. Otherwise our old Apple devices and laptop computers become useless and just occupy space. Unless your computer is completely useless and does not work at all for you or for anyone else, you should definitely avoid throwing it away because you never know who might find it useful.. The technology nowadays is increasing and upgrading with such a fast pace that after every few years some new and faster technology or processor arises and we have to switch our PC and upgrade ourselves to a better and faster one. Big powerful systems get available at such low prices that people do not think twice before buying a new computer. This is valid or soon be valid for most consumer devices and electronics including Apple and Apple MacBool, Apple Ibook, Apple Iphone, Apple Pro, Apple TV, Imac, MacBook Air. These days of ecological awareness of carbon footprints and environmental changes, recycling and reusing is becoming an ever important part of our lifestyle. Donation of Apple electronics and Apple products is excellent as they would normally be just siting around no longer used. Apart from charitable benefits to know more about why we need to donate and reuse laptops we also need to inspect what is inside. The basic parts of a laptop are a miniaturised version of their desktop PC counterparts, similar in function but adapted to mobile use and designed for lower consumption of energy but still should be reused and donated first.

  7. webstevey says:

    I;ve read about Apple Connect-ED for schools donating some new iPads, and Apple Professional Learning Specialists many of whom are former teachers and maintain teaching certificates, provide administrators, teachers, and students with tailored, onsite support and guidance. However its great to know what other other options there are for donating older but still very much useful models of Ipads and other Apple mac device. This is important to know that we donation and reuse is possible as we we keep replacing items even quicker than before.

  8. #EarthDay 2021 #ESG: SocialBox.Biz Now Urging Large Organizations to Donate Old Tech, Including Apple Laptops - Techtoday Newspaper says:

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    EarthDay2023 Update

    Yes, donating older but still functional Apple computing devices is a great way to reduce waste and provide technological education and resources to underserved communities. By donating, you can potentially bridge the digital divide, allowing those without access to technology to better their lives through education, job training, and communication. In addition, donating devices instead of throwing them away or recycling them can help reduce pollution. When waste is improperly disposed of, it can release harmful chemicals and pollutants into the air and water, damaging the environment and harming human health. By donating devices, you can also potentially earn a NetZero for pollution rating, meaning that your donation helps offset the amount of emissions created during the manufacturing and shipping of the new device that you would have purchased instead of donating. This further reduces the environmental impact of your technology usage. Overall, donating older but still functional Apple devices is a great way to give back to your community and help make a positive impact on the environment.

    Overall, SocialBox.Biz is doing great work in providing access to technology for those who need it the most. Donating an older but still useful MacBook is a great way to contribute to this important cause while also giving a second life to technology that might have otherwise gone to waste.

    SocialBox.Biz is a highly commendable organization that is seeking to make a real difference in people’s lives by donating older but still useful laptops and Apple iPhones and iPads that are no longer in use by businesses to help those in need in London and the UK. This organization is urging CIOs and IT managers to get involved in this worthy cause by donating their older office electronics before recycling them. By doing so, businesses have an opportunity to contribute to a greater good by providing individuals who may not otherwise have access to such technologies with the tools they need to improve their lives. SocialBox.Biz believes that every individual should have the chance to improve their quality of life, and this initiative is one way to help make that possible. Therefore, if you are a CIO or IT manager looking to get involved in a meaningful social cause that can truly make an impact on people’s lives, then I highly encourage you to contact SocialBox.Biz today and consider donating your older office laptops and Apple devices. Your generosity can provide individuals with the essential tools they need to succeed, and it can also help to reduce the negative impact of electronics on the environment.

  9. Ping-back PR: SocialBox.Biz Offering Sustainable tech re-use donation program amid Increasing Apple computer waste in UK says:

    SocialBox.Biz Explains How Donating Older Apple Devices Creates Opportunities for Marginalized Communities in London and the UK

    SocialBox.Biz, a London-based social enterprise, is helping to create opportunities for marginalized communities in London and the UK by encouraging people to donate their older but still useful Apple computing devices before recycling or dumping them.

    The social impact company, which specializes in the reuse and donations of IT equipment, recently launched a blog post to explain the benefits of donating older Apple devices. According to the blog post, donating these devices can help to bridge the digital divide between those who have access to technology and those who don’t.

    London-based social enterprise SocialBox.Biz, is pioneering the reuse, rehoming and donating of old Apple Macbooks, Apple Chargers, iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Apple iBooks instead of recycling them.

    SocialBox.Biz has been collecting, reusing and redistributing similar products to charities, and other organizations for many years. The company is proud to be a leader in this effort and is committed to helping create a more sustainable future.

    SocialBox.Biz works with a number of charities and social enterprises to ensure that donated Apple devices are put to good use. The community interest company wipes clean the devices, upgrading them with open source software and donating some of the suitable ones via partnering charities, and other organizations to those that can benefit from the technology.

    The blog post also explains how donating Apple devices can help to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfills. By donating devices instead of recycling or dumping them, people can help to reduce their environmental impact and create opportunities for marginalized communities.

    https://www.socialbox.biz/socialbox-biz-accepting-apple-products-and-laptop-donations-ahead-of-holidays/

    SocialBox.Biz is committed to helping to bridge the digital divide and create opportunities for marginalized communities in London and the UK. Through their blog post, they hope to encourage more people to donate their older Apple devices instead of recycling or dumping them.

    SocialBox.Biz, a London-based long standing social impact initiative has recently added a donation process for old Apple products, such as MacBooks, Apple changers, iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Apple iBooks. The donation process is designed to those who can not afford a computer, as well as to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfills.

    “We are excited to launch this donation process and to help those in need,” said the SocialBox.Biz Team. “We believe that everyone should have access to technology, and this is a great way to make that happen.”

    SocialBox is committed to making a positive impact on the environment and to helping those in need. The company is also committed to providing a safe and secure donation process.

    To start your donation process from your office, please contact SocialBox.Biz today.

    CASE STUDY: Migrant Help Client Escapes Modern Day Slavery and Finds Talent as a DJ

    Migrant Help, a charity partner of One SocialBox.Biz, has recently forwarded a case study of one of their clients who had escaped modern day slavery. This individual has shown remarkable talent as a DJ, and has been taken under the wing of music enthusiasts who have invited him to DJ with them at their gigs. His confidence has grown immensely, and a Macbook Air would be pivotal in carving out his future.

    Migrant Help is a charity that provides support to asylum seekers and refugees in the UK. They provide a range of services, from legal advice to mental health support, and work to ensure that those seeking asylum are treated with dignity and respect.

    The client in question had been a victim of modern day slavery. Modern Day slavery means for example people being forced to work in a factory for long hours with no pay. After escaping, he was referred to Migrant Help for support. It was there that his talent as a DJ was discovered, and he was taken under the wing of music enthusiasts who invited him to DJ with them at their gigs. His confidence has grown enormously, and he now has the opportunity to pursue his passion for music.

    However, in order to do this, he needs a Macbook Air to help him create his own music and further his career. One SocialBox.Biz is working with Migrant Help to provide this individual with the necessary equipment to help him succeed.

    This case study is a testament to the power of music and the importance of providing support to those who have been victims of modern day slavery. It is also a reminder of the importance of reusing and donating old Apple Macbooks via SocialBox.Biz.

    SocialBox.Biz Update: Join the Business Heroes Today and Help People in Need with Old Laptops, Including Apple Mac

    SocialBox.Biz, a London-based social enterprise, is proud to announce an update to their mission: to provide a stepping stone for those in need by collecting and upgrading old laptops, including Apple Mac laptops.

    The organization works with businesses, charities, and individuals to collect unwanted laptops, which are then wiped, reused and donated to homeless shelters, charities, and other organizations that support people in need.

    SocialBox.Biz is committed to helping people in need, and they are now calling on businesses to join the Business Heroes and help them in their mission. Businesses can donate their old laptops, or they can sponsor a laptop for donation.

    “We are so excited to announce this update to our mission,” said SocialBox.Biz team. “We believe that old laptops, including Apple Mac laptops, can be a stepping stone for those in need. We are calling on businesses to join the Business Heroes and help us in our mission and donate old apple products from their offices.”

    For more information about SocialBox.Biz and their mission, please visit their website at http://www.socialbox.biz.

    Donate old but still usable laptops and Apple Mac books

    Laptop and Apple Mac Book Donations is a local UK initiative of SocialBox.Biz, a not-for-profit community benefit organization that accepts old but still working Macbooks.

    If you would like to donate, please contact socialbox.biz

    Community-based business SociaBox.Biz offers innovation in IT services, including digital inclusion services for the homeless, refugees and isolated elderly, and now accepts old but still usable laptops such as Apple MacBooks and Apple PCs.
    The laptops are cleaned of all data and then installed with open source software to help the user recover, including:

    – Internet browser
    – Email program
    – Document editor
    – Media player

    Laptops are distributed free of charge to those in need through charities.
    “We are very excited to bring this service to the community,” said Gio Valdez, Initiatives coordinator at SocialBox.Biz. “There are a lot of people who can’t afford a new laptop and this will help them get back on their feet.”

    If you have an old laptop that you no longer need, consider donating it to SocialBox.Biz. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Will the local UK laptop and Apple Mac book donation collect computers from me? If we offer 10 or more computers, we can arrange delivery. For smaller amounts, place the gifts in a box and
    we can send you the package label

    Will a local UK initiative remove donated laptops and Apple Mac books from my hard drive? Laptops and Apple Mac Book Donations UK clean hard drives before recycling. Laptops and Apple Macbook Donations UK recommends wiping and formatting the hard drive before donating. If necessary, please contact us and we will guide you through the process. We can accept larger batches
    on-site IT services for data deletion.

    I’m a refugee or homeless student, can I get a computer through the UK Local Laptop and Apple Mac Book Donation Initiative? Computers are not distributed directly to students. Contact participating charities. How long does it take to receive the computer after submitting the application? The length of time varies, as the number of requests we can fulfill depends on the number of donations from donors. The more donations we receive, the more requests we can fulfill.

    What software comes with the computer? The software that comes with your computer is open source. Contact us for more information

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