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Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles

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Use your creativity to contribute to self-determination and economic development by and for the African community! We're a perfect fit for sewing fans, fashion design students, and anyone skilled in furniture upholstery and re-upholstery who is looking to build their portfolio while supporting a great cause.

Volunteers will re-cover dining chairs, ottomans, stools, lamp shades, pillows, cushions, and more to be a part of our new furniture and accessories line: NZO - African Styles at Home and Abroad! The fabrics will all be African or African-inspired.

We will provide the fabric, buttons, furniture, accessories, and all other materials you need to reupholster! Workshops will be available to train volunteers on the skills required, but previous experience and skill is preferred.

Fresh inventory arrives every few hours, so new pieces are always available! We are open to any new ideas volunteers may have that will enhance the projects. This is a great way to get community service hours while having some creative, artistic fun!

We prefer working with volunteers local to the greater Philadelphia area.

Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles - Philadelphia is located at 832 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19130. We hold volunteer orientations every Thursday night from 5-6pm on the second floor of our store. You can come into the store to sign up for the volunteer orientation, or you can call us at 215-546-9616 (x3). You can also check out our blog uhurufurniturephilly.blogspot.com for new items and volunteer projects. We're open 6 days a week from 11am-6pm, every day except Monday!

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About Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles

Location:

832 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19130, US

Mission Statement

Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles is a project of the African People's Education and Defense Fund (APEDF). APEDF strives to develop and institutionalize programs to defend the human and civil rights of the African community, and to address the grave disparities in education, health, healthcare, and economic development of the African community.

Description

Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles is a non-profit store that is a fundraiser for black community empowerment programs of APEDF. We receive a truck load of donated furniture and household items every day. This is a lively, popular Philadelphia store staffed mostly by volunteers. When you volunteer at Uhuru Furniture, you not only contribute to the success of the store, you become part of a larger movement for peace through social justice. People shop at Uhuru Furniture for low priced, top quality items and to support crucial programs for social justice for African people.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

832 N. Broad St.Philadelphia, PA 19130

(39.96914,-75.16034)
 

SKILLS

  • Interior / Exterior Decorating
  • Interior Design
  • Interior / Exterior Design
  • Visual Arts
  • Sewing
  • Upholstery

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

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