SocialBox.Biz, a London-based community interest technology venture is hosting a “laptops for the homeless and refugee initiative” aimed at hitting a 1000th laptop handover milestone this spring, this week celebrated the news that London Borough of Camden is to come on board to support the initiative.
SocialBox.Biz are aiming to collaborate with as many organisations as possible, partnering with IT departments, and IT suppliers to send a percentage of outdated or unneeded, but still useful laptops and other items on an ongoing basis. Social.Box.Biz is encouraging other councils to follow suit and consider the potential of helping the homeless, elderly, and refugee population in England today.
“We have been working for many years towards reaching our 1000th laptop goal by working in association with accommodation services, we hope to ensure that homeless people are finally able to apply to jobs, reconnect with family, in a more independent and sustainable ways.” said Peter Paduh, Founder of SocialBox.Biz. “Thanks to Camden Council, in partnership with The Stone Group one of the Council’s IT partners, our resources just grew, which means more people are going to be supported and delivered with the help they deserve in 2020.”
“We hope that this initiative will be a successful collaboration between, the Council; a Third Sector Organisation and a service provider within our supply chain and demonstrate how Social Value can be delivered to provide much needed IT resources to residents” said Steven Blantz, Category Manager
Following this council partnership, SocialBox.Biz will now have a city council handover model they can replicate with all future partnering councils.
SocialBox.Biz will also be hosting the official 1000th laptop handover this April
For more information, or to consider support and to partner with SocialBox.Biz today, please visit: socialbox.biz.
SocialBox.Biz is a community interest company (CIC) improving the local community by providing innovative tech solutions.