Digital Wings is helping charities to continue their work during the Covid-19 Isolation period. Working from home and connecting remotely is not new for the Digital Wings operations and governance team; indeed the February Trust meeting was conducted entirely via Zoom, chaired from the mobile classroom DORA (Digital On Road Access) using Digital Wings laptops. Our participants beam in from Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Hutt Valley, Coromandel and Bay of Islands to keep our vibrant operations and governance thriving. What we have now realised is how we have impacted the ability of Digital Wings charities to likewise operate from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. These testimonials remind us of the importance of Digital Wings’ work, as many charities are grappling with closing their physical doors and finding ways to deliver their vital services to vulnerable communities. Digital Wings is also creating online content for our Rangatahi Digital Workshops, so we share this new reality with our partners at every level.
Thank you again for the laptops way back in February. Of course, we couldn’t have known at the time how useful they would prove to be. Because of the 6 laptops from Digital Wings we had enough for every single one of our staff to make a seamless transition to ‘remote-working’. Because the computers you provided were all a huge improvement on our old ones, it will be even easier for us to maintain our support of children and families, albeit digitally.
Wanted to let you know how helpful our new IT devices are, we now have staff set up with computers at home to continue working during the COVID-19 lockdown. Getting this equipment from you has been a life saver for the OCS staff given this current situation so thank you all so much! It means the OCS staff can continue with their counselling and community support work by phone and online and still have access to all the resources they need. Thank you. Ngā mihi. Otamatea Community Services, Maungaturoto.
On behalf of the staff of Porirua Living without Violence, we wish to thank Digital Wings and RemarkIT Solutions for the sponsored donation and refurbishing of the desktops and laptops, which we received on the 25 March 2020. As an agency working in the area of Family Violence these resources are much appreciated and will enable Porirua Living Without Violence to carry on our work in providing Intervention, Prevention and Education programmes for Men, Women and Children in Porirua and the wider community, to live free of all forms of violence, abuse and oppression.
Thank you Di for our donated laptops. As we are not in session we've had enough spares to send home with my colleagues so that they can RFH, thank you so much. Has been awesome that our business can be running remotely with your support! We have a few left over for our graduates who may need to work remote too!Talent Rise Trust NZ
Awesome, thank you so much - the support of your organisation is very much appreciated and will make my work in the community much easier to do. Thank you for thinking of the bigger picture and keeping us in the loop Di. We just appreciate any support we can get when it is available. Kind regards. Paparoa Parish District
WOW! It is amazing how many organisations you are able to help out, what a great organisation! I know [our regions] are supremely grateful for the support they've received - especially with our team in Hawke's Bay! Who knew when we requested your support that it would in fact be as necessary as it has been! Graeme Dingle Foundation
That would be AMAZING if we could be included in March but I'm gobsmacked we could have a desktop and a laptop! Words don’t describe how much that would help us set ourselves up. Riding for the Disabled Manawatū
Just letting you know our computer and laptop arrived today. The timing is amazing, if we head into [Auckland August] lockdown next week the laptop will be essential in continuing with all the administrative tasks our office holders are required to undertake, without coming into our centre. On behalf of Waiheke Playcentre a huge thank you for simplifying our already busy lives. Kind regards, President, Waiheke Island Playcentre
Having [Digital Wings] laptops to share the busy volunteer workload has been so helpful to complete tasks and communicate with the community and much better governance for current and future committee members. We’re about to do our first online Childbirth Education course in May due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Having the laptops has certainly made the organising of this much easier. We have been able to reach our members and those that follow our centre on Facebook each day during the lockdown – easily between 500-700 people. It is reassuring to know that we can still communicate vital information and keep members in the loop with all happening around us. Our committee members can use laptops from home, the majority of our volunteer work is done at home, usually at night when our children are asleep. We are so grateful for the donations, we tried applying for grants to cover the costs of new ones but never had any success. Stratford Parents Centre
Many thanks for the computers Age Concern Wellington have received recently; we would like to add to your testimonials. Because of the help from Digital Wings, our staff and volunteers have been able to continue the work we do for seniors in our communities. As a charity, we rely on donations and are incredibly grateful for your support.
Age Concern Wellington
On behalf of OneChance Charitable Trust and our students thank you so much for donating the desktops and laptops. It has proven to have helped us immensely with the management aspect but also allowing the students the freedom to organise their youth and community events. We endeavour to do the best work we can with our youth and when organisations like Digital Wings contribute to our vision it is very humbling and we are grateful. The students in the attached photos are from the OneChance Youth Project, our flagship program we have been running for 8 years. Each year for the last 4 years they have organised the annual Rotorua Youth Awards, a large community even celebrating youth achievement and success. OneChance Charitable Trust.