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Meaningful local recipients for your household goods.

June 23, 2013

Summer is a busy season for moving, downsizing, redecorating, and combining newlywed households.  Expedite Group receives frequent requests from clients wondering how best to pass along their old furniture.  Here’s a quick rundown of local organizations doing meaningful work for our communities with your no-longer-needed items.

The Green Chair Project.  This non-profit was founded to help Raleigh’s population in need with gently-used household furnishings from the community, keeping furniture out of crowded landfills and into empty homes.

Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network.  This Durham organization assists families transitioning out of homelessness with temporary shelter solutions.  Part of their uniqueness lies in that families room together nightly, unlike other shelters which often separate the men from the women and children.  When permanent residences are established, these families need help equipping their new homes.  Durham IHN welcomes donations of furniture, linens and kitchenware.

Helping Hand Mission, Inc.  The Helping Hand Mission Inc. assists families on a one-on-one basis with food, clothing, furniture, and shelter.  The Mission receives reusable items from families all over Wake County and surrounding areas. The mission also provides pickup services for large items such as furniture and appliances. These items can be picked up within 24 hours.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  Habitat for Humanity helps all of us because they create homeowners in our community, and increasing home ownership causes a multitude of positive changes in our neighborhoods.  While this store operates like any other thrift store, by supporting their efforts you can know your community will benefit directly.  Furniture as well as hardware items (such as light fixtures and cabinet knobs) are welcome.

Durham Rescue Mission.  This organization houses and supports men, women and children in crisis.  They operate several thrift stores in the area to provide low-cost shopping as well as buoy their operating costs.  Furniture and appliances are accepted as well as clothing and other household goods.

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Now you can feel great about the positive ways your old furnishings are helping your community!  Clear it out, move it on, spruce it up, and help our neighbors at the same time.

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