It’s such a simple idea: recycle good quality used furniture and household items to folks who are transitioning out of homelessness to help them start new homes. For more than 20 years, The Sharehouse has pioneered this work, turning housing into homes for thousands. Started by a group of hearty volunteers, the program has developed into a cornerstone of our community’s response to homelessness. And I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for The Sharehouse, as I was the first director and ran the program for four years.
Last night their delivery truck was tagged by graffiti, and the program needs to take it out of commission until it is cleaned up. That means no more picking up donated furniture and no more deliveries to help families move into a new place.
But they don’t have the resources to pay for a cleaning. So I’m asking folks to help. If you know of someone who could clean the truck pro bono, please email director Michal Nortness. Or consider joining me in making a donation to help cover the costs. You can do it online through The Sharehouse’s donation page. Thanks!