Christmas came early to Emmaus Merseyside with a gift of laptop computers from the Liverpool office of IT and business consulting firm CGI.

On Wednesday 14 December, CGI delivered 20 laptops to our community home in Seaforth. The donated laptops will be used by our companions to help with their personal development including online training courses, IT literacy and job search.

Janet Webb, Director Consulting Services at CGI, said: “On behalf of CGI I am delighted to be able to help Emmaus Merseyside companions with this donation which I know will provide great benefits to the recipients.”

Emmaus Merseyside is an award-winning charity that provides a home, training, work opportunities and individual support to people who have experienced homelessness. The people we support – known as companions – gain skills, confidence and experience by working alongside local volunteers in our social enterprise.

National charity partnership

The laptop donation is part of a wider partnership of support to Emmaus UK and Emmaus communities across the country. As part of their corporate social responsibility, CGI champions digital inclusion for all, taking actions locally to improve access to technology. CGI also offers business education and mentoring in order to ensure everyone can be successful in a digital society as citizens or IT professionals.

Marc Bamber, Chief Operating Officer at Emmaus Merseyside, said: “Our community is delighted with the laptop donation from CGI and very grateful for their ongoing support of our charity. The laptops will have a positive impact on people supported at Emmaus Merseyside, helping them access learning and opportunities to help with their progression.”

CGI positively contributes to society by leveraging its IT and business expertise through social impact projects, local economic growth initiatives, and by actively supporting local pro-bono engagements.

Find out more about the Emmaus Merseyside charity and social enterprise.