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How can you support Charity through donating your unused technology?

Practically overnight, home working became the new normal during COVID-19. Much like the rest of the country, we all developed our own techniques for how to efficiently and effectively work from home. (If you’re interested in our tips and tricks for working from home, then check out our previous blog post).

After a few weeks of scrambling through the pandemic, taking desktop computers home or working from personal laptops & computers, we felt that this was the perfect time to instigate a flexible remote working approach. After almost 25 years of office working, we have put our company-wide remote working initiative into motion. This transition to laptops and docking stations with cloud-based servers has helped us to stay fully connected to the team from any location; working effectively from home or site while also improving the environments for our colleagues already working from home before the pandemic hit.

To help support this initiative we are also now in the process of revamping our barn to create a base that becomes a home for our work, with hot-desking and collaborative spaces allowing us to have the capability to work effectively wherever we are.

As you’d expect, the only downside is that this left us with a surplus of good quality working computers, monitors, keyboards and mice, which we would no longer utilise. We, therefore, conducted our research and found a local Kent-based charity that ethically refurbishes and redeploys laptops and PCs to a deserving charitable cause, in order to be reused. 

Computers 4 Charity have donations going to schools in Africa and other UK charities, particularly those which benefit hospices, homelessness, unemployed veterans, bereaved forces children, young carers, volunteers and computers for UK schools. We thought that this was the most ethical course of action for our unused technology in order to avoid disposal and unnecessarily adding to landfills. Computers 4 Charity were quick to act, efficient and are a fantastic charity. We’d like to urge any other companies in the same situation to consider this direction when disposing of their technology.

If you’re interested in finding more about what Computers 4 Charity do, then check out their website.

 

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