28 Mar 2019
Legal & General Announces Laptop Donations to the “Laptops for the Homeless Initiative”
SocialBox.Biz, a London-based Community Interest venture and technology innovation firm that takes old, outdated computer items and re-homes them to those in need with open source software, this week announced they have partnered up with Legal & General to receive all of the corporation’s donated equipment.
As the UK’s largest provider of individual life insurance products and a market leader in managing pensions, Legal & General also manages a large stock of technological products that they will now donate to SocialBox.Biz.
“As part of our Laptops for the Homeless and vulnerable Initiative, we prepare the resources for those in need, registered with accommodation services, to provide them with a chance at a future,” said Peter Paduh, Founder of SocialBox.Biz. “We’re happy to be working with great companies like Legal & General who are leading by example in their Environmental Social Governance efforts.”
SocialBox.Biz is on a mission to donate at least 1,000 laptops to homeless, elderly, and refugee citizens in British accommodation services. Recognising that it’s nearly impossible to apply for jobs, reconnect with loved ones, and engage in society without technology, this London social initiative is determined to do something about it.
“I believe that business is more than just profit; it’s also about impact,” said Nigel Wilson, CEO of Legal & General. “Therefore, we are thrilled to be doing something meaningful with our old, no-longer-needed, but still useful infrastructure. It’s no secret we have a homeless problem here in Britain today. All we need to do is exhibit some compassion as a society.”
For more information regarding the SocialBox.Biz initiative, visit: https://www.socialbox.biz/.
... we are thrilled to be doing something meaningful with our old, no-longer-needed, but still useful infrastructure.
Nigel Wilson, CEO of Legal & General