Laptops for the Homeless scheme gets support from Aviva

Insurance Business America | May 07, 2019

British insurance giant Aviva has pledged to donate to SocialBox.Biz’s “Laptops for the Homeless” initiative to help disadvantaged people gain access to digital services. A community interest venture in London, SocialBox.Biz provides old computers to those in accommodation services, young people in the care system, as well as the likes of refugees. It works with accommodation and charitable organisations to ensure that laptop handovers occur within facilities that have suitable services like an internet connection. “Digital access is such an integral part of modern society,” noted SocialBox.Biz founder Peter Paduh. “It’s almost impossible to apply for a job or connect with a loved one without technology today, so SocialBox.Biz is working to do something about it. “Digital access is such an integral part of modern society,” noted SocialBox.Biz founder Peter Paduh. “It’s almost impossible to apply for a job or connect with a loved one without technology today, so SocialBox.Biz is working to do something about it. Meanwhile, to ensure that no information from the insurer is shared externally, all Aviva data will be removed from the old laptops before they are donated to SocialBox.Biz.

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