Microsoft today announced a donation of devices to Barnardos in order to empower the organisation to work remotely as it continues to provide vital support to vulnerable children and families.
The provision of eighty-four refurbished Microsoft Surface and other devices has ensured that the inspiring team at Barnardos can now support over 800 children and families across Ireland by providing much needed help, advice and support at a time when they need it most.
Suzanne Connolly, CEO of Barnardos said: “The support from Microsoft will mean the world of difference to our frontline teams across Ireland – over 80 Barnardos staff will receive devices that will enable them to continue providing vital and necessary support to some of Irelands’ most vulnerable children and families in the months to come.”
Cathriona Hallahan, MD of Microsoft Ireland said: “Microsoft’s mission is to help every person and every organisation to achieve more. We are all too aware of the additional challenges that many social services and charities are navigating due to the restrictions that were put in place, with many unable to maintain their regular work in the community. That’s why we’ve made a special donation of devices to Barnardos, who have been on the frontline making sure that vulnerable children and families have the supports they need. Through technology, the charity’s project workers are empowered to continue providing essential services to some of our nation’s most vulnerable from their own homes.
“The team at Microsoft Ireland is committed to doing all that we can to respond to the evolving needs of people, communities, families and organisations as we journey along the road to recovery.”