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Deliver Furniture to Area Residents in Need

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ORGANIZATION: Furniture Repair Bank, a program of Zero Waste Washington

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Furniture Repair Bank is a nonprofit effort that rescues worn, torn, and broken furniture from ending up in the landfill, restores its value, and provides it to people in need. Join our community of empathic, creative, and handy individuals!

We are looking to build a roster of strong individuals who can assist with the delivery of refinished furniture pieces. Dates will vary each month. Delivery days begin around 9 a.m. at our warehouse in Seattle's SoDo neighborhood. After loading the truck, the team will deliver furniture to approximately four or five families then sometimes pick up donated furniture on the way back, ending the day around 5 p.m. Lunch will be provided as well.

If you have furniture moving experience that's great! If not, that's okay, as long as you are strong and capable and can be careful with the furniture items that our teams of volunteers have restored.

If you are interested in joining our delivery team, please submit your information and we will add you to our roster. When delivery dates are determined, we will send an email out requesting two or three people to assist for each event.

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About Furniture Repair Bank, a program of Zero Waste Washington

Location:

1914 Occidental Ave A, Unit C, Seattle, WA 98134, US

Mission Statement

We are building a community of mighty, courageous, and empathic individuals to rescue furniture from landfills and help refugees and low-income families and individuals. We work on the intersection of sustainability, community, and equity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment that thrives on reducing waste, empowering individuals, and uplifting communities. We envision a future where furniture waste is eliminated, repair skills are fostered for generations, and vulnerable households have access to quality furniture.

Description

At Furniture Repair Bank, we are reducing the climate impact of furniture waste by promoting the circular economy of repair and redesign. A pilot program of Zero Waste Washington, we opened our doors in June 2023 and quickly got to work!

We empower individuals and build a resilient community by teaching repair and refinishing skills to volunteers, talents that are less frequently passed down through the generations in our increasingly disposable economy. Our volunteers and donors learn that worn or broken furniture does not have to be destined for a landfill. Once restored to like-new condition, the items are gifted to community members in need, such as refugees, domestic violence survivors, and people emerging from homeless situations.

CAUSE AREAS

Environment
Homeless & Housing
Immigrants & Refugees
Environment, Homeless & Housing, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1914 Occidental Avenue SouthUnit CSeattle, WA 98134

(47.58502,-122.33286)
 

SKILLS

  • Delivery

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours
  • Ability to lift over 50 pounds

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