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DPD gift 1000 laptops to staff home-schooling children

By Lauren Fruncillo February 7, 2021 - 1:24 pm

DPD recently announced that they have gifted 1000 laptops to staff members who are home-schooling their children showing their commitment to ensuring educational challenges caused by the pandemic are being addressed.

As the UK went into yet another lockdown and schools were closed, DPD made sure that staff with children were given support where needed. Staff were invited to apply for a new Chromebook if they had a child who would benefit, and 1000 laptops have now been delivered.

The initiative is part of the DPDgroup Community Fund, which supports a wide range of causes from mental health charities such as MIND and SAMH, to homeless support organisation Crisis and foodbanks up and down the country.

It’s nice to see how DPD are supporting their staff members during the pandemic. This move helps ensure children still have access to education and don’t miss out on crucial points in their educational development despite not being able to physically go to school due to being in strict lockdown.

“The last 12 months have been unprecedented with national lockdowns, restrictions on daily life and now schools closed as we all fight to get on top of this pandemic. Our team has done an incredible job throughout, but the challenges keep on coming, both at work and at home. Home-schooling has created a number of issues for families and we wanted to do our bit to try and help.

“Our work supporting charities is more important than ever in the current environment and the Community Fund is continuing to provide valuable support for initiatives right across the country. However, we knew from talking to staff that home-schooling was a big challenge for lots of families, closer to home. And we knew it was something that we could make a difference with, in a practical way.”
– Dwain McDonald, CEO, DPD

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