Glasglow, Scotland – Simon Community Scotland, a charity dedicated to combating both the causes and effects of homelessness throughout the country, have paired up with SocialBox.Biz for expanding Socialbox.biz laptops for the homeless initiative in their cities.
SocialBox.Biz, a ground-breaking social enterprise specialising in recycling and storage solution is taking the United Kingdom by storm, this week announced they will expand their efforts into Scotland for greater electronic collection and rehoming, recycling, and up-cycling.
“Our laptops for homeless initiative in the UK has us so encouraged and energized that we want to expand our digital inclusion services to Scotland," said Peter Paduh, Founder of SocialBox.Biz. “We want to solve the digital exclusion obstacle that bars so many homeless from rejoining society. We are incredibly excited to announce our partnership with Simon Community Scotland for organized and effective laptop handover to homeless in accommodations."
Simon Paul director of community initiatives at Socialbox.biz added: “Many companies replace their older laptop computers with the latest in new technology so we turn problems firms face into opportunities for disadvantaged communities. I am sure many firms in Scotland will welcome this initiatives with the same enthusiasm as we do''
Functioning as one of many charity partners who have sought out SocialBox.Biz's laptop collection, preparation, and delivery services, Simon Community Scotland will also double as an electronic drop-off center for all interested businesses and corporations that want to donate their redundant laptops, computers, hardware, and other electronic accessories. Lorraine McGrath, Chief Executive of Simon Community Scotland said “online access is vital to the process of finding a safe home, managing benefits, applying for jobs and even just keeping connected with family and friends in todays world. Recycling others unwanted goods, is the perfect way to offer that same opportunity to people in homelessness and we are delighted to be working with SocialBox.Biz in bringing this approach to Scotland."
Their social business venture activities have been received incredibly well throughout London, and they look forward to transforming the lives of the homeless in Scotland.
For more information, or to drop off old electronics with Simon Community Scotland, visit their website: http://simonscotland.org/
If you are a company please contact Socialbox on 0843 289 5722
Residents can bring their disused PCs, Laptops, Mobile Phones & Games Consoles to Simon Community ( Scotland ) 472 Ballater Street, Glasgow G5 0QW
Notes to editors
SocialBox.biz recently launched their Guide to ISO26000 Social Responsibility standard. The company is busy developing new ways to ensure all redundant corporate laptops are collected and used to the fullest of their abilities. A team of dedicated IT professionals with a passion for compassion, SocialBox.Biz will continue to research methods for even greater corporate laptop collection, helping corporations and businesses across the UK improve their Social Corporate Responsibility while helping the homeless.
SocialBox.biz prides itself on being the solution for corporate and community needs by providing a win-win-win solution where firms are reducing costs of storage. Moving some of their processes and data to the cloud, boosting their CSR, and having an overall positive impact on community and society through recycling old computers, servers and other office equipment they no longer need are all ways the cloud-based service makes business operations easier. Such items are needed by many organisations and individuals in the community and are also able to provide training and employment opportunities. Through SocialBox.biz, corporations can
arrange to have their old laptops other items donated to a cause of their choice, or a cause picked by SocialBox.biz on the company's behalf.
The systems of SocialBox.biz are developed around Lean and Six Sigma Methodology and SocialBox.biz re-interprets the Six Sigma waste reduction model as well.
SocialBox.biz recently launched its Guide to ISO26000 Social Responsibility standard. To receive a copy, visit https://www.socialbox.biz/?p=682
SocialBox.biz provides all of its digital storage services through the Cloud and is consistent with ISO 27001 for data security. For more information on SocialBox.biz, visit: https://www.socialbox.biz
SocialBox.biz is the trading name of SocialBox.biz Trading Enterprises Limited.
For more information, please contact:
Peter Paduh or Simon Paul on 0843 289 5722
View our web site at: http://www.socialbox.biz
The Simon Community Scotland, has been working alongside people who experience homelessness in Scotland since 1966 and was formed on the same principles as the ground breaking work of Anton Wallich Clifford in London in the early sixties.
It now supports more than 3,000 people per year, with accommodation, personalised support and intensive outreach to prevent rough sleeping and provide assertive interventions for people who are highly vulnerable to complex needs and multiple exclusion.
Contact details: Lorraine McGrath, Chief Executive,
0141 418 6980
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of SocialBox.biz Trading Enterprises Limited, on Sunday 27 March, 2016. For more information subscribe and follow http://www.pressat.co.uk/