Level-Up, the Reigate and Banstead laptop recycling project, has reached an important milestone. They are celebrating the 500th device donated for use by a young student who until now had no proper access to online learning.
Local people and businesses are donating the laptops. Project volunteers refurbish and distribute them to young people through primary and secondary schools and charities.
At CARBS we’re proud to support the fantastic people behind Level Up. At a volunteers’ meeting on Tuesday, Michael Saunders, who set up the project, said filling the learning gap meant children but also the community would benefit “for years ahead, not just for lockdown”.
Raven Housing has taken on project coordination through Steve Ward and Angela Ellis. They praised the enthusiasm and kindness of so many in the R&B community who were making the project a success. A lovely ‘Thank you’ from St Matthews Primary School (below) shows why it’s so important.
And that continues, because schools and families still need laptops. If you or someone you know could donate an older working but no longer used laptop, please complete the Donation Form now. You will help Level Up meet the new milestone: 600 by Easter!
Pfizer, Fidelity UK, the Peter Harrison Foundation, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and Raven themselves are supporting the project. No charge is made to schools or students.
If you can, please complete The Donation Form here.
Full information on the Level Up Website, hosted by Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead.