Business To Schools Initiative
If your business is moving, or you’re updating your computers and office furniture, why don’t you think about donating the things you no longer need to Business2Schools?
Over the last year, we have taken over £2M worth of furniture and tech that was being replaced in offices and given it new homes in schools across the UK.
The value to the school means they can reserve their budgets for pupil needs rather than spend them on infrastructure. The items donated, particularly PCs and monitors are far more powerful, with a longer life than anything a school could ever afford. Furniture is of superior quality which enables schools to upgrade the environment where children learn. The businesses that have been involved have loved seeing their furniture re-homed, with everything possible being recycled to support education.
More powerful PCs have allowed schools to run software that they had otherwise not been able to. One A-level media class now has the PCs it needs for its syllabus, which is running on former hedge fund desktops. The first junior school we helped by giving newer computers have seen their SATs results go above national average for the first time. These are fantastic measures of the wider benefits of these donations.
Businesses are also donating their time to volunteer. They’re painting schools, helping with groundwork and engaging with students. It’s great networking with fantastic opportunities for businesses and students to build closer relationships and accelerate career paths.
Our growing list of partners have been amazing in getting behind the initiative, furniture they once loved is now being enjoyed in schools; providing a tangible experience to young people who are helping contribute to saving our planet. Most importantly it will mean office infrastructure that still has purposeful and sustainable life left in it, will never need to be destroyed.
Our growing list of schools have received items that will give students assets of better quality, raising their aspirations and work ethic. They will learn the history of where their furniture has come from and every piece will have its own inspiring story.
Please support this initiative if you can, so that together we can make an ethical and positive contribution to schools, creating better opportunities in the future for children in the UK.
It’s a great way to measure your corporate social responsibility and your environmental goals.
Lindsey Parslow, Chief Executive Business2Schools