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We rescue imperfect furniture from the landfill
& support vulnerable communities

We do it in three steps:

1. Rescue worn,
imperfect, repairable
furniture donated from
the public or partner
organizations, through collection events and scheduled pick-ups.

2. Organize and coordinate two-three-days repair events where skilled craftsmen apply their experience & guide regular volunteers in cleaning and refurbishing. OR coordinate individual repairs in workshops and garages.

3. Donate new-like furniture to families in need or service organizations supporting refugees and low-income families who find a home for the refurbished items.

Geography

Pierce, King, and Kitsap Counties with the goal to expand to more areas in the future.

About Furniture repair

To enable the broadest participation, we’re hosting centralized repair events (Furniture Fix-its) as well as coordinating with individual fixers to conduct repairs in their own shops/garages.

Furniture Fix-it Events:

Furniture Fix-it events are milty-day repair events during which we perform minor repairs and cleaning of the furniture items in a group setting to encourage skill-sharing. Most repairs will be tackled by skilled fixers and volunteers, who get guidance from experienced craftsmen/women. 

Can’t make it to an event but still want to fix?

No problem! You can still apply below and we’ll work with you to figure out an arrangement customized to meet your needs.

Before and After photos of items rescued

About Donation

The items we’re focusing on for this project are those specifically requested by our partner agencies who work directly with refugee families. The agencies have identified the items in the “Accepted” list above as those that are most useful and functional for their clients who tend to be placed in small apartments that can’t accommodate large pieces.

Furniture Collection:

Collection of items identified above will take place in the Seattle-Tacoma area on an as-needed basis. Opportunities to donate will be announced.

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Thank you to our Project Partners!

Repair Economy WA is made possible with generous funding from the WA Department of Ecology’s Public Participation Grant

For questions email Xenia at xenia@zerowastewashington.org