Category Archives: Community Partners

When You Shop our Tag Sale, You Help Women Like Monique

Here’s one good reason to shop our Tag Sale this weekend: Monique.

Monique is a shining example of a partnership between two nonprofits that are helping people get a new start in life. New skills, new job, new furniture, new work wardrobe, and a new confidence. Monique was referred to The Green Chair Project from Dress for Success Triangle, one of our 50 nonprofit partners. We’re teaming up with Dress for Success this weekend to hold sales at the same time on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16, so we can help women like Monique.

Monique recently graduated from Wake Tech and now has a career in workforce development, thanks to the support she received from Dress for Success Triangle. 

“I’m not just surviving; I’m starting to live,” she said.

“We see how hard our clients work and how deserving they are,” says Dress for Success Raleigh Operations Manager Sarah Cowles-Zambon. “It’s a partnership I value.” She continued: 

” The Green Chair provides an avenue for stuff to have a second life.”

Monique’s children were in for a big surprise when they arrived home from school recently: their home was filled with furniture, all from The Green Chair Project. And, all three of her children had a bed of their own! “I didn’t know there would be so many options,” said Monique.

We are so grateful to partner with nonprofits like Dress for Success, and help women like Monique. “It’s a new chapter of being a graduate and an employed citizen,” she says. “It’s the beginning of the end.”

The Green Chair Project loves to give women like Monique a hand up. Shop our Tag Sale or donate here to help us serve strong women like Monique.

 

 

 

The Green Chair Project Partners with The VA to Serve Our Veterans

 

At The Green Chair Project, we are proud to work alongside the kind and dedicated case managers from the VA who help veterans reach their own personal goals for a better life.

The VA Homeless Program and Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) help veterans who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The HCHV connects them with medical, mental health, substance use, employment, and housing resources, while The Homeless Program works to reduce homelessness among veterans by providing a wide range of services such as outreach, case management, and housing.

The VA escorts veterans to The Green Chair Project to select the furnishings they need to make their new homes comfortable and complete.

It’s a privilege to meet the men and women who have served our country; we’re touched by their humility and grace. 

This Memorial Day, we thank our community for working with us to show our gratitude to these veterans who have sacrificed much on our behalf.

The Green Chair Project Partners with CASA to Help the Homeless

How are clients referred to The Green Chair Project? Through our many partner agencies, including CASA, who shared this guest blog.  

The Green Chair Project is a Wake County nonprofit that provides gently-used furnishings for a small fee to individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness into secure housing.

Green Chair shoppers select living room and dining room furniture, kitchen items, and bed and bath linens.  The donated items are presented in a showroom setting in a way that promotes dignity and respect.

CASA is a Green Chair Project partner.  We refer our newest tenants to their showroom for a shopping trip to furnish their new homes.  When CASA opened its veteran specific properties in Raleigh and Durham, CASA’s veteran tenants visited the Green Chair where they were able to find the furnishings needed to outfit their new homes.

Kathleen DeRubio, CASA’s volunteer coordinator says,  “Our residents start their visit a little unsure of what to expect, but when they begin to imagine their new place with furniture and art on the walls, they get so excited.  Everyone always leaves happy and feeling optimistic about their new life.”

Learn more about the The Green Chair Project’s mission and needed donations, and reach out to the team at CASA to see how you can help solve homelessness in the Triangle.