London, UK – Southwark council is to host a disused laptop donation collection box at their new Camberwell Library in Southwark .
The initiative aims to tackle homelessness via 'digital inclusion' – the access to computers and the internet - something that many people take for granted.
London based social enterprise SocialBox.Biz and homelessness charity Thames Reach are placing them in the hands of homeless in accommodation on their way to employment.
Having launched “Laptops for the Homeless Support Initiative" at the event in Camden Town London Spectrum Centre on 24th February 2016 which was first of many upcoming hand-overs of donated laptops the initiative is now being expanded to other parts of London.
Southwark Council's facility will be available for laptop donation collection this week. Councillor Ian Wingfield, Southwark Council cabinet member for business, employment and culture said, “I am pleased to be able to help with this initiative and hopefully help make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need it by improving employment and resource opportunities for the homeless.,"
“We are incredibly excited to work with Southwark Council and collection of disused but still working an useful laptops ," said Peter Paduh, Founder of SocialBox.Biz London based Social Enterprise “The more socially aware businesses and councils that take Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Value Act seriously that partner with us for this initiative, the better off low-income and homeless across our country will be. Spread the word, and re-home old laptops with us next time around!"
For more information, visit:
Laptops for Homeless Support Initiative
Phone : 0843 289 5722
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of SocialBox.biz Trading Enterprises Limited, on Saturday 16 April, 2016. For more information subscribe and follow http://www.pressat.co.uk/