A recent article in The Morning Advertiser revealed Young’s is helping homeless people “get back on their feet” by donating old laptops that can help them reconnect with the community.
The pub company has teamed up with SocialBox.Biz, a London-based community interest venture and technology hub, to help with their ‘Laptops for the Homeless’ campaign. The pubco will donate outdated laptops to SocialBox.Biz’s initiative which aims to benefit homeless people, elderly and refugees in and beyond London by providing them means to apply for jobs, connect with friends and family and act as a support to get them back on their feet.
A spokesperson for Young’s said: “We absolutely love what SocialBox.Biz is doing for our community, by helping the disenfranchised to actually apply for jobs, connect with relatives, and get back on their feet.
“We want to be part of the conversation and help homeless people find some stability in their lives.”
SocialBox.Biz work hard to partner with as many public and private companies as possible, sourcing technologies that are no longer needed and working with accommodation partners to ensure they are put to good use. They hope to hit their 1000th laptop handover milestone this April.
Peter Paduh, Founder of SocialBox.Biz, said: “We are constantly looking for companies like Young’s that believe in advancing our initiative while helping people across our country.
“We thank them for their generous donation and look forward to future collaborations with them.”