COLUMBUS, Ohio—Charitable organizations the National Furniture Bank Association (NFBA) and the Institution Recycling Network (IRN) are seeking donations of transportation and warehousing services.
The NFBA and IRN have partnered in support of the cause to provide furnishings to furniture banks, which then provide the items to those in need.
Each year, dozens of colleges, universities and preparatory schools look to the IRN to find appropriate reuse outlets for tens of thousands of items of residential furniture, including beds, mattresses, bureaus, wardrobes, desks, chairs, sofas and tables,” according to NFBA. “The items that are of good quality are removed from school property by IRN for distribution.”
“This partnership is another step in our shared and urgent commitment that no child should have to eat from a milk crate or sleep on the floor,” says NFBA Ambassador Kathy Ireland, CEO and chief designer of Kathy Ireland World Wide. “But to take the next step in our campaign, we need the help of logistics companies throughout North America to provide donated transportation and warehousing services.
“Though we can communicate the availability of furniture for families in need—for reasons ranging from disasters to economic dislocation—we can’t get the inventory into the hands of those in need without help,” she continues.