Perkbox launch partnership with homeless crowdfunders Beam

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Perkbox, the employee benefits platform, has announced a partnership with homeless crowdfunding organisation Beam.

The partnership will enable employees using the Perkbox platform to support homeless people.

Users will be able to use credit earned from PerkboxGO transactions made with local merchants to help crowdfund employment training for the homeless through Beam.

Beam has funded over 120 campaigns and has helped 40 people into new careers. Its activities are delivered in partnership with the Mayor of London.

Commenting on the partnership Saurav Chopra, CEO of Perkbox, said: “Homelessness is an issue we can all visibly see in our day to day lives. For us, partnering with Beam is a great initiative to help tackle the problem and their focus on making a real difference to people’s lives really resonated with our mission. What’s more, together, Beam and Perkbox, make a strong case for how technology can act as a way of revolutionising the way workplaces engage with CSR.”

Alex Stephany, founder and CEO of Beam, added: “Beam, like Perkbox, is passionate about using tech to improve people’s lives. We use crowdfunding technology to make it safe and easy to help homeless people, by connecting the public with the men and women on our platform. We’re excited to be working with Perkbox to grow our supporter base and support even more homeless people into stable employment.”