Coming to our Flagship Store: Sustainable Office Popup Shop

 
by Kim Merrikin, Seattle Goodwill
May 13, 2016
 

What happens to office furniture when a company renovates?

At Goodwill, we’re working to ensure that furniture finds its way to a new home, avoids winding up in a landfill, and provides opportunities for free job training and education in our community. Starting Monday, May 16, we’re hosting a popup shop in our special events area at our Flagship store on Dearborn.  This popup shop does four key things for our community:

  1. FOR DONORS: It provides companies who are renovating or upgrading their offices with a place to donate their used office furniture. Desks, chairs, couches, and more—are all accepted. It is an easy way to avoid the hassle that comes with getting rid of multiple pieces of bulky office furniture and equipment.
  2. FOR SHOPPERS: It provides smaller businesses—like startups and smaller nonprofit organizations—an opportunity to purchase quality office furniture at an affordable prices.
  3. FOR SUSTAINABLITY: It gives our local businesses a way to make their offices more eco-friendly and sustainable—keeping many items and many pounds of materials out of landfills. Seattle Goodwill is committed to sustainability, and this is one of the many ways we’re looking to serve our community in that way.
  4. FOR OUR COMMUNITY: When you shop at Goodwill it helps people in our community who are facing significant barriers to economic opportunity get the education and training that they need to overcome those barriers. When you donate to or shop at Seattle Goodwill, your purchases support our job training and education programs. Who knows—maybe one of our program graduates will be one of your employees someday!

If your office is renovating, and you’d like to donate, please reach out to Brent.Frerichs@seattlegoodwill.org. We can arrange pickups for donated office furniture!

If you need to find the right pieces of office furniture for your office—simply come down to our Flagship store on Dearborn to shop the selection that other local companies—like Nordstrom—have generously donated!

 


 

Kim fancies herself a professional communicator. She has experience in writing, graphic design, and social media, and is always looking to expand her knowledge base into other fields of communication. She loves people, coffee & Seattle (including the rain).

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