Transform Furniture Project
Dundee Cyrenians opened the doors of Transform Furniture Project in December 2006. The community based project works towards overcoming poverty and social exclusion and is driven by 3 main aims:
• Providing quality reusable furniture and electrical household items to disadvantaged local groups, such as people moving out of homelessness, are unemployed, on a low-income, in receipt of benefits, elderly and disabled etc.
• Creating training and employment opportunities for local people having difficulties in finding a job.
• Reducing the amount of household goods that end up in landfill.
Transform operates by collecting donations of household items from the local public, free of charge. The items are inspected, and where required, refurbished to ensure they meet safety and cleanliness standards. Items are resold to people referred by local agencies or through service level agreements formed with voluntary/statutory housing agencies. Low prices are charged to offset the project’s operational costs and are not reflective of the value of the item being sold. Customers visit Transform’s showroom where they are free to select the items they want and need to help make a house their home.
The project has had a significant social, economic and environmental impact on the local community, and has received considerable praise and support from those benefiting from its service.
For further info, contact:
Mr Jim Brown
Unit 1, 22 Kilspindie Rd
Dunsinane Ind Est
Tel: 01382 816151
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