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St Anne’s Catholic High School for Girls: A Continued Relationship of Donations

“Our motto used to be ‘we are held together by God, gaffer tape and glue’ and now it’s ‘God, gaffer tape, glue and the Giving Back Project” – St Anne’s Catholic High School for Girls.

In the past year alone, the Giving Back Project has contributed a substantial number of items (470 in total) to St Anne’s Catholic High School for Girls and donated over 5000 items to our charity network overall.  The Giving Back Project is an initiative that focuses on facilitating the donation of furniture and IT equipment to schools and charitable organisations in need.

This week, our Sustainability Coordinator, Liv Sheridan, visited St Anne’s lower site in Enfield, North London, to see first-hand the impact of these donations on the school.  The school’s facilities manager has innovatively reused the furniture and equipment, which has resulted in new desks for teachers in almost all classrooms, sit-stand desks in teacher’s offices, a complete revamp of the sixth form common room, and much more.

The Giving Back Project has been successfully growing over 10 years but is still evolving and learning to ensure we can be as effective and efficient as possible.  Managing donations across live projects can be a complicated process with many stakeholders, so despite all our experience we still occasionally encounter challenges relating to operations and communications.  Therefore, we have recently been carrying out a process review to improve how we operate the Giving Back Project to enable us to continuously improve the donation service, both for our charity partners and our clients.

If you are or know of a charity, school of non-profit organisation that are in need of furniture or IT donations, please sign up to the Giving Back Project here, or get in touch with our Giving Back Project team today!

Find out more about the Giving Back Project and our Crown Workspace Services here!