Companies and individuals can donate old, unwanted technology at Regus centers in the capital and beyond
London - International workspace provider Regus is partnering with the technology social enterprise SocialBox.biz to donate unwanted technology to vulnerable people in the UK.
Rapid technological change has meant that people are upgrading their devices more than ever before. Regus is now calling on businesses, as well as individuals in the community, to donate their unwanted tech to help those in need.
With a strong network of flexible workspaces across London, donations are being collected at Regus centres in London and beyond. At each location, a designated donation bin will be available in the management office, located in the office centre.
Some of the items Regus and SocialBox.biz are accepting include:
Unneeded laptops and computers
Other old and unneeded IT equipment, such as servers, consoles, etc.
Old mobile devices
Suits, dress shoes, and other interview-appropriate clothing
Once donated, SocialBox.biz is able to redistribute items to homeless people in accommodation services, low income senior housing facilities and other charities supporting disadvantaged individuals across the UK.
How donations are used
Once SocialBox.biz receives donations, they ensure all personal data is wiped clean from the computer, laptops, servers, and other technology. These products are then reset to standard settings and distributed to partner charities.
The clients of these charities receive free training from SocialBox.biz to learn how to use basic open source software to perform tasks required at typical office jobs, such as creating documents, sending email, and using the internet. These new job skills not only help vulnerable people find long-term careers — they also allow individuals to stay in touch with relatives and friends, shop for basic needs and keep up with the news.
Richard Morris, UK CEO of Regus, says: “We are incredibly excited to be partnering with SocialBox.biz to support this cause. As a workspace provider driven by tech, we know how integral digital skills are to the way that people live and work. “So, instead of putting your old mobile phone at the back of a drawer, never to be seen again, we are asking anyone using, or living nearby to, a Regus centre in London to make a difference by donating this unwanted tech. In doing so, you will be helping even more people to learn essential new skills.”
About SocialBox.biz Community Interest Company
For more information about SocialBox.biz, technology donations, and social impact strategies, please contact the SocialBox.biz team by visiting https://www.socialbox.biz/contact-us/.
Regus is the leading global workspace provider. We have built an unparalleled network of office, co-working and meeting spaces for companies to use in every city in the world. It’s a global infrastructure built for businesses to support every opportunity.
Our network of workspaces enables businesses to operate anywhere, without the need for set-up costs or capital investment. It provides our customers with immediate cost benefits and the opportunity to fully outsource their office portfolio. Designed to enhance productivity and connect 2.5 million like-minded professionals, it’s an instant global community and a place to belong.
For more information please visit: https://www.regus.co.uk/
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