We have implemented a new display at the Green chair utilizing a dollhouse to show the furnishings a family may receive! By reusing an old dollhouse we have fixed it up with doll-sized “reused furnishings” to show what client could receive with 100 Green Points. The display shows an example of a family of two. The dollhouse is a way we can show clients the potential furnishings they can receive and it also gives us an avenue to show people new to the green chair how the organization works.
Many people walk in to The Green Chair Project assuming it is like any other thrift store. However The Green Chair operates a little differently. Unlike a normal thrift store that receives donations and set them out for public purchase, The Green Chair accepts gently used furnishings that are displayed in the store showroom and are made available to clients in need from our partner agencies. When someone comes in and wants to learn about The Green Chair, our new dollhouse is a great tool to show them how a client has a small buy in to receive a certain amount of points. Inside the dollhouse you can see how the different furnishings are labeled different point values.
The Dollhouse shows the range of items a client can find in their visit at The Green Chair, from household appliances, couches and dressers, to towels, rugs and dishes. Each item has a small tag attached that reveals the amount of Green Points the particular item is worth. It allows clients and caseworkers to prepare to spend their points wisely and resourcefully. This fun addition to The Green Chair will be helpful in the future as we seek to share the process of The Green Chair with clients, partner agencies, and the interested public. Thanks for reading!