On occasion, some of the items we receive need a little TLC in order for them to be ready to be placed in their new home. Perhaps a table leg needs tightening to be steady, or a perfectly functional chair comes to us with a small tear in the upholstery.
With a bit of creativity and care, our Workshop team and volunteers rescue, repair and refurbish these items that would otherwise end up in a landfill, and make them available to families. The team will also amend some pieces to be more suitable to smaller spaces – it’s not uncommon for us to see them marrying the legs from a stool where the seat is no longer usable with a custom top made from a salvaged dining room leaf. Presto! We have a ‘new’ table, perfect for a small space.
It’s a triple win for the organization:
- creating more social employment opportunities
- providing more quality furnishings for our beneficiary families
- diverting more items from landfills