Vodafone donates 1,000 new smartphones to charity for the elderly
A sound move.
Vodafone has announced that it will donate 1,000 new smartphones to ALONE, a charity for the elderly in Ireland.
The company will also be giving 2,000 €20 credit top ups to ALONE in an attempt to help the elderly stay in touch during these difficult times.
The smartphones and the phone credit will then be distributed by ALONE and its partners, who are working together to support older members of our community during the Covid-19 emergency.
Vodafone Ireland has ensured that these smartphones are pre-loaded with a number of useful applications, including WhatsApp, Facebook, Spotify and RTÉ News, along with information about online food deliveries and other important phone numbers, including the ALONE national helpline, which may be of use to any elderly people who are currently living alone or self-isolating.
Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE said: "We are hugely grateful to Vodafone for their support, particularly at this difficult time for all of us. This crisis is proving particularly challenging for older people and especially those who are most vulnerable and living on their own.
"It is vital that older people are able to reach the people and organisations they need, and that they know that while we all may be staying apart, they are not alone."