Donate your unwanted laptops to those in need

The Getting Oxfordshire Online partnership is encouraging businesses to donate unwanted laptops to be refurbished and passed to disadvantaged school students, older people and job seekers across the county.

Getting Oxfordshire Online is a new initiative that refurbishes donated devices and passes them to people who need them. It also helps people to access the data, training and support they need to get online.

Up to 40,000 people in Oxfordshire are not online, and nationally, 34% of children aged 5–16 do not have access to their own device. Although home schooling has come to an end, students still need to use the internet at home to avoid falling behind.

Supported with funding from Oxfordshire County Council and Our Common Good, the partners are working with 25 different schools across the county to create a pipeline of laptop donations and get them to those who need them most – and they now have over 100 children waiting for a device as well as others such as disadvantaged families, refugees, homeless people and job seekers. 

Local organisations such as Oxford City Council, Oxford Computer Consultants and Gobeyond Partners have already donated hundreds of unused devices. We know that there are many ethical businesses in Oxfordshire that would consider doing the same.

Why give your business’s unwanted devices?

  1. Recycling and reusing your organisation’s devices for the good of others can clear space in your business and demonstrate your commitment to your local community at the same time! 
  2. Don’t worry about security – Getting Oxfordshire Online technical staff ensure that rigorous security measures are taken when repurposing devices, with each one ‘triple wiped’ and meeting the most demanding standards.
  3. Donating devices is easy – they can be dropped off at one of the Getting Oxfordshire Online hubs in Oxford, Didcot or Bicester, or collection arranged for bulk donations. 

Visit www.gettingoxfordshireonline.org to find out more, or email the team at hello@gettingoxfordshireonline.org

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