A SocialBox.Biz post by Heather, 10 May 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to brew, we have found that the Laptops for Homeless and Vulnerable Initiative has continued to grow and find new life. What began as a way to help the vulnerable get back on their feet has now become a way to help the elderly stay connected with the world around them in a time when quarantines and lockdowns are taking place.
One of our partners, Age UK London, recently unveiled their plans for some of the laptops donated via the SocialBox.Biz initiative.
Thus far, Age UKs in London are looking to create virtual art and culture groups and a virtual activity centre through their sites. Age UK’s Chief Executive at their Redbridge, Barking, and Havering sites says the quality of the rehomed laptops from SocialBox.Biz initiative and their inclusion of open source software makes them ideal for their mission of finding new ways to connect seniors.
See what Age UK London had to say at https://www.ageuk.org.uk/london/about-us/news/articles/2020/04/an-inspiring-digital-inclusion-initiative/
This month, we received a large contribution from Marks & Spencer, and we’d like to thank them for their donation. These laptops will be going to help the vulnerable, including elderly people who are struggling to stay connected with the world around them right now.
If your organisation is interested in donating unused laptops or other old but still useful tech, visit https://www.socialbox.biz/ to learn more!