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.
The Furniture Trust
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. Used office furniture donated by local businesses was delivered to nine high schools where students had five months to use teamwork, imagination and carpentry skills to transform these materials into new products, later donated back into the community.