COMMUNITY DONATIONS NEEDED…
Posted by Devenia Besant on 29 Jan 2021
Can you or your organisation help the Epsom & Ewell Foodbank by donating a laptop?
This week it was announced that the return to school will not happen before the 8th March and as we know the need for digital education is fundamental for the future of our children. Unfortunately there are MANY school age children in our area that still do not have access to a computer or tablet at home and are missing out on the vital information they need for home schooling.
Jonathan Lee’s Managing Director the Epsom and Ewell Foodbank says:
“Sadly we have come across too many families that just don’t have access to a laptop / tablets. In the current climate for children working from home that is just not acceptable. Over the last 6 months we have been collecting and giving out laptops / tablets via schools to families that need them. We have collected over a 100 and these have made a huge difference.”
The need for more donations of laptops (old but in working order) continues, they are also accepting donations of tablets.
If you can help the foodbank who are working closely with our local schools with donations please do get in touch with them here. If you are worried about your data then no need as they are working with local IT company C2KIT Computer Supplies who will destroy your data and will issue data destruction certificates, they then clean and reinstall the laptops making them perfect for use. What’s also nice about this initiative is that by helping to address the digital divide; the donation, recycling and re-purposing or this equipment also helps the environment via the reduce of waste, it’s a positive way to recycle and give back.
Let’s do what we can to help others in our community!