Phones for the Holidays: connecting those who need it most
MOSH (Mobile Outreach Street Health) provides accessible primary health care services to people who are experiencing homelessness, insecurely housed, street-involved and underserved in our community. Back in 2019, Joachim Stroink—former MLA for Halifax Chebucto and engaged community leader—worked with a few businesses on Quinpool Road to collect used smartphones for MOSH.
Street-involved community members face many challenges. Access to a working smartphone provides access to emergency services in extreme weather or other urgent situations. A working phone can literally be the difference between life and death.
Back in 2020, Boom12 joined the effort and produced a website and some social media graphics to promote the annual campaign. In 2021, Boom12 got involved a little earlier to do some campaign branding and so began Phones for the Holidays an annual effort to collect used phones, chargers, and cables and to get them into the hands of those who need them most.
Thanks to Joachim and numerous local businesses Phones for the Holidays has been collecting dozens of used smartphones for MOSH every year. With the ongoing housing affordability crisis there are even more people struggling and more people who need this kind of help. Boom12 is eager to get to work with Joachim to get this year’s campaign up and running with more partners, more drop-off locations, and on a mission to collect more phones to help even more people.
Boom12 is proud to co-sponsor Phones for the Holidays, we happily donate all of our services to this worthy campaign. Our pro-bono services support a selection of community-based organizations across Nova Scotia.