Giving Back Project: Our 2022 donations
At Crown Workspace, we help clients ‘give back’ as part of their sustainable clearances by helping them donate furniture, IT and electrical equipment from office clearances to local charities, schools and social enterprises through our Giving Back Project.
So far in 2022 we have facilitated the donation of 2,461 items. Through these donations we have provided free office furniture for over 50 charity partners, which has allowed them to focus their resources on frontline services.
Beyond the social benefit to these organisations, these donations also have a positive environmental impact. By supporting these organisations in not buying new, there has been a saving of over 75 tonnes of CO2e. This would provide energy to 9 homes for an entire year.
The Selby Trust is one of the charitable organisations we have had a close relationship with for a number of years, and we have been pleased to help them with many items this year.
Through their Selby Centre, located in North London, they bring together a rich mix of individuals and organisations in order to deliver valuable resources to the local community through a variety of services including training programs, economics workshops and environmental projects such as vegetable plots and bike recycling. With development plans for a new Centre, the Trust have been looking for colourful and modern items of furniture and equipment to fill their new space.
Since the start of this year, Crown Workspace has enabled the donation of 109 items to Selby Trust, including 56 chairs, 23 desks and 10 sofas. Along with the economic benefits for the organisation as a result of not having to purchase furniture, the donations also resulted in a saving of over 5 tonnes of CO2e.
“The furniture donated has been incredibly useful and has allowed us to provide additional training spaces on site for employability and professional training courses. The furniture is also used for our holiday club activities as part of Selby Active and has enabled us to increase the range of enrichment sessions for the children and attract a larger audience.”
Paul Butler, CEO, Selby Trust
TCL Reuse is a charity that upcycles good quality furniture and white goods in order to resell at affordable prices to the general public and at a discount to those on income-based benefits.
The proceeds of this initiative are used to support Teen Challenge London – an organisation that works to help individuals affected by drug use and addiction. TCL Reuse also provides volunteering opportunities and collaborates with a range of local organisations to support individuals who have been marginalised. Throughout this year, multiple donors have contributed to the total donation of almost 500 items to TCL reuse. February, an international development client donated 12 office chairs and 120 pedestals which alone resulted in a CO2e saving of almost 6 tonnes.
“TCL Reuse have been absolutely delighted and grateful for the very generous donation of items from Crown Workspace. We have received a large number of items over recent months which have all sold very quickly which have raised funds for the Teen Challenge drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre which we support on our site in Ilford.”
Kathy Gomm, TLC Reuse
Crown Workspace is dedicated to facilitating as many donations as possible in order to benefit a wide range of charitable organisations as well as having a positive impact on the environment.
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Crown Workspace has made huge progress against our sustainability strategy in 2022 and will have much more to update you on in the coming year. In the meantime, we wanted to share just some of our highlights from 2022:
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