17/06/2011 - General News
Z Energy has completed the donation of 68 laptops to community organisations, charities and individuals in need in the city of Christchurch.
Z is the New Zealand company which owns and operates the Shell-branded fuel business in New Zealand.
Following an IT upgrade, Z refurbished and relicensed 68 laptops and gave them away through the company’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/zenergynz.
“As a Kiwi company we wanted to make a difference in Christchurch and ensure these computers were able to be used for things that really mattered,” said Z’s Manager of Business Technology and Transformation, David Scott.
“We were delighted with the response and were pleased to see these computers go to a wide range of organisations and individuals that really needed them.”
A number of laptops were donated to individuals who were struggling in the aftermath of the February earthquake, including students, solo parents and families with sick children. The following are just some of the organisations that benefited from receiving one or more refurbished laptops:
The Wilding Foundation, Christchurch Music Theatre Education Trust and Christchurch Operatic Inc, Alzheimers Canterbury, START Inc Christchurch, Canteen, CCF, YMCAChristchurch, Christchurch Air Cadet Unit, Little Explorers Preschool, Arise Church, Hippos in Heaven Support Group, Papanui Heritage Group, Training Ship Cornwell, Keep Christchurch Beautiful, Heathcote Cricket Club.