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The Furniture Trust hosts Eco-Carpentry Challenge

July 05, 2019

At the Challenge, held May 2nd at District Hall, students networked with industry professionals and peer schools, as they showcased their up-cycled innovations to a panel of judges. 

Wicked Local Westford: Nashoba Tech participates in Eco-Carpentry Challenge

June 13, 2019

A team from Nashoba Valley Technical High School in Westford participated in the Eco-Carpentry Challenge.

Wicked Local Danvers: Essex Technical High School participates in Eco-Carpentry Challenge

June 11, 2019

Essex Technical High School recently participated in the Eco-Carpentry Challenge, an annual event organized by The Furniture Trust, a nonprofit committed to responsible reuse of unwanted office furniture.

CityBizList: The Furniture Trust Hosts 9th Annual Eco-Carpentry Challenge

June 04, 2019

The Furniture Trust, a nonprofit committed to responsible reuse of unwanted office furniture, held its annual event, the Eco-Carpentry Challenge, designed to promote the circular economy and up-cycling while providing students with professional skills critical to their future. 

The Furniture Trust Hosts 9th Annual Eco-Carpentry Challenge

June 04, 2019

The Furniture Trust, a nonprofit committed to responsible reuse of unwanted office furniture, held its annual event, the Eco-Carpentry Challenge, designed to promote the circular economy and up-cycling while providing students with professional skills critical to their future. 

Millbury, Sutton BVT students win first place in 2019 eco-carpentry challenge

May 23, 2019

The hard work of 15 Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School (BVT) students who participated in the Furniture Trust 9th annual 2019 Eco-Carpentry Challenge on May 2nd at District Hall in Boston, was recognized with a first place win.

The Furniture Trust's Eco-Carpentry Challenge

May 23, 2019

Mark Richey Woodworking Shop Foreman Chris Plante (pictured left) was a judge at The Furniture Trust Eco-Carpentry Challenge in Boston recently. Technical high schools from around the state were challenged with taking used furniture and wood (some donated by Mark Richey Woodworking) and making these items into something functional that can be donated back to the community.

Mentorship in Motion: Eco-Carpentry Challenge

May 17, 2019

These schools specialize in the technical trades that can offer kids the opportunity to develop the necessary skills that can lead to jobs in fields such as carpentry, metal fabrication, graphic design, construction, and building maintenance. Over the past few months, I had the opportunity to mentor students from Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Jamaica Plains, MA, who had previously won the people’s choice award.

Turning used desks into dreams

May 14, 2019

The Hogwarts Express seems to race out of a tunnel as part of the bed. A bookcase painted with suitcases and a desk with wizardry whimsy stand by, ready to ignite imagination. This Harry Potter-themed bedroom unit was created by students at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, amazingly out of a pile of junk.

Colonnial Systems Blog: A Statement of IMPACT!

May 02, 2019

Colonial picked up and delivered donated used office furniture for #NashobaValleyTechnicalHighSchool in Westford and #ShawsheenValleyRegionalHighschool in Billerica to be utilized for the 2019 student designs.

Tech students donate bed and prize money to Syrian refugee family

July 12, 2018

Nashoba Tech was featured on WCVB Boston's Channel 5 about donating their grand-prize winning Eco-Carpentry Challenge project...and their prize money.

Lowell Sun: Nashoba Tech students construct bed for local Syrian refugee family

June 14, 2018

Baraa Alloh perched at the edge of his bed, peered down at his father, Mohammed, and, with the kind of unyielding energy that comes naturally to 3-year-olds like himself, flung himself down the slide only to turn around and run back up it.

Boston Real Estate Times: Furniture Trust Volunteer wins IFMA Award

May 30, 2018

ECOlogic Sr. Account Executive Geo Olwell recently won the Exemplary Service Provider Award presented by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).

Banker & Tradesman: Community Good Works

May 25, 2018

Upcycling furniture, helping out zoo animals and breaking open a piggy bank pinata are all ways organizations are giving back to their communities in this week’s roundup.

Worcester Public Schools Blog: Eco-Carpentry Challenge 2018

May 25, 2018

The Alternative School entered the Furniture Trust’s Eco Carpentry Challenge 2018 on May 10th at District Hall in Boston. The students and staff won the first place trophy and were awarded a $2,000.00 check for being the "Best in Class Small Shop"

Whittier Tech Students Compete in Boston Eco-Carpentry Challenge

May 24, 2018

Whittier Tech carpentry students turned trash into treasure for this month’s Boston Eco-Carpentry Challenge, taking a pile of discarded office furniture and creating two carnival games.

High Profile Monthly: Furniture Trust Hosts 8th Annual Eco-Carpentry Challenge

May 18, 2018

The Furniture Trust, a nonprofit committed to responsible reuse of unwanted office furniture, held its annual, signature event, the Eco-Carpentry Challenge, designed to promote resourcefulness and upcycling while providing students critical skills.

CityBizList: The Furniture Trust Hosts 8th Annual Eco-Carpentry Challenge

May 18, 2018

The Furniture Trust, a nonprofit committed to responsible reuse of unwanted office furniture, held its annual, signature event, the Eco-Carpentry Challenge, designed to promote resourcefulness and upcycling while providing students critical skills.

The Furniture Trust Hosts 8th Annual Eco-Carpentry Challenge

May 18, 2018

The Furniture Trust, a nonprofit committed to responsible reuse of unwanted office furniture, held its annual, signature event, the Eco-Carpentry Challenge, designed to promote resourcefulness and upcycling while providing students critical skills.

The Lowell Sun: NVTHS carpenters take Eco-Challenge

February 23, 2018

Students in the Carpentry program at Nashoba Valley Technical High School are learning not only to build structures, but also to build a cleaner environment.

Massachusetts Nonprofit Network: RESOURCES

February 13, 2018

The Furniture Trust was featured in the MNN's newsletter.

2017 Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2017

Giving Tuesday was November 28, and members of our sustainable network shared their Giving Stories with us. 

REACH Office Move Update: We've Moved!

October 25, 2017

It’s official! REACH has finally moved! I’m writing this to you from my brand-new office here in REACH’s new location. I can’t tell you where exactly that is, because we don’t publish our address. But trust me when I tell you it’s very close to the old one, and perfect for us.

Weymouth Mayor Hedlund unveils major capital improvements to Town’s senior center

October 11, 2017

A ribbon cutting ceremony at the Whipple Senior Center unveiled the first phase of major capital improvements. New furniture for these rooms, as well as the music room, the reception area, and the front office, was generously donated to the senior center by the Massachusetts State Surplus Property Office and the Furniture Trust of Boston. This furniture was valued at more than $24,000.

New England Real Estate Journal: Project of the Month - Renovation of New England Center and Home for Veterans will ‘serve veterans for the rest of 21st Century’

August 18, 2017

After three years of planning and two and a half years of construction, the New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of the facility’s $35 million reconfiguration and renovation on 17 Court St. 

The Alternative School Participates in The Furniture Trusts's Ecco-Carpentry Challenge 2017

July 20, 2017

 The Alternative School entered the Furniture Trust’s Annual Signature event (The Eco Carpentry Challenge 2017) on 5/4/17 at District Hall in Boston. Businesses engage The Trust for a sustainable solution during renovation and relocation projects to prevent the accumulation of furniture in landfills by connecting reusable products with local schools and non-profits. 

The Furniture Trust Hosts 7th Annual Eco-Carpentry Challenge

May 24, 2017

The Furniture Trust, a nonprofit committed to responsible reuse of unwanted office furniture, held its annual signature event, the Eco-Carpentry Challenge, designed to promote resourcefulness and upcycling while providing students critical skills.

JAS YouthBuild wins an award at The Furniture Trust’s Eco-Carpentry Challenge!

May 16, 2017

On Thursday, May 4, JAS’s YouthBuild students won the Best in Class, Small Shop award at the 7th Annual Eco-Carpentry Challenge, sponsored by The Furniture Trust! 

Columbia Construction's Spotlight On... The Furniture Trust's Eco-Carpentry Challenge

May 11, 2017

Each year, The Furniture Trust challenges students from local high schools to compete in their annual Eco-Carpentry Challenge. The Furniture Trust is a nonprofit organization serving the Greater Boston area that seeks to relocate discarded office furniture, with the intent making a positive community impact by donating items to local schools and nonprofits, and decreasing the amount of waste in landfills.

Our Media Sponsors Shares Photos from the 2017 Challenge

May 05, 2017

As a media sponsor for the 7th annual Eco Carpentry Challenge, the New England Real Estate Journal made great use of their attendance to take amazing photos of the event.

The Trust Attends Julie's Annual Event

December 01, 2016

Over 300 people gathered for Julie's Family Learning Program's annual event at Venezia Restaurant to see State Representative Nick Collins receive the 2016 Angel Award and to hear powerful testimony from their family advocate, Arlene Rivera.  

The Furniture Trust First-Ever Advertisement

March 03, 2017

The Furniture Trust's very first advertisement was featured in the New England Real Estate Journal.

IFMA Boston Members Volunteer at The Furniture Trust’s Annual Eco-Carpentry Challenge

August 16, 2016

Congratulations to all who took part in and volunteered at The Furniture Trust’s annual signature event, the 2016 Eco-Carpentry Challenge Showcase on April 28, 2016 in Boston, MA.

Turning the Tables: How Students are Taking Recycling a Step Further

July 26, 2016

It’s official! REACH has finally moved! I’m writing this to you from my brand-new office here in REACH’s new location. I can’t tell you where exactly that is, because we don’t publish our address. But trust me when I tell you it’s very close to the old one, and perfect for us.

The Furniture Trust featured in Biogen's 2015 Corporate Citizenship Report

December 01, 2015

The Furniture Trust is thrilled to have been mentioned within Biogen's Corporate Citizenship Report from 2015. Mentioned on Page 31 as part of Biogen's initiative of "Getting to Zero Waste", they said:

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