You might have seen the appeal from the Daily Mail and the BBC for companies to donate redundant laptops that can be refurbished and provided to schools, who then pass on to children for homeschooling if they do not have a suitable device.
Having helped provision and build laptops for SABP (Surrey and Borders Partnership) NHS Trust in the first lockdown we thought we could use our IT expertise to help here too.
We appreciate that not all companies will have a minimum of 50 laptops or tablets in their office that they could donate. So, we are asking local business to donate any old or unwanted devices to us, so we can co-ordinate the distribution and help ensure we get the equipment to the schools and the children who need these the most.
If you have something you’d like to donate – and that could be a laptop or tablet, complete the form or call us on 01322 520480.
Preferably you could drop the devices to our office at 10 Mulberry Court, Crayford, Kent, DA1 4BF.
If you have a safe and secure way to ship/courier them, please send them to the same address. If you have more than 4 devices, please contact us as we may be able to collect them.
Questions you might have:
What specification should the devices be?
Donated devices should meet the minimum specification outlined by the Government, see
Do I clear data from my device?
Yes, we recommend that you remove any personal data and information before donating anything. We will make sure that no personal information remains on the device and if required DSI or a partner in the scheme will make sure all data is destroyed.
How will DSI manage the devices?
If we have bundles of more than 50 we will look at shipping them to the Mail Force agent. Smaller quantities we will look to work with local schools in and around the London Borough of Bexley.