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donating business funiture

Hi Guys,
I have a ton of furniture to donate from a office we are moving in the Elgin area. Who should I contact? I'd like to give to any and all charitable organizations that would benefit from it. Thanks!
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Bright Hope is who I donated furniture for my company to. They do an AWESOME job.

They DO NOT resell, they ship and donate it to third world countries. IN that manner the furniture realizes its full value, and helps create a work place where other markets can grow, and help struggling economies create jobs, and feed and clothe people.

These guys are AWESOME!!

http://www.brighthope.org/

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Bright Hope is who I donated furniture for my company to. They do an AWESOME job.

They DO NOT resell, they ship and donate it to third world countries. IN that manner the furniture realizes its full value, and helps create a work place where other markets can grow, and help struggling economies create jobs, and feed and clothe people.

These guys are AWESOME!!

http://www.brighthope.org/
Brian,

This is a good idea that way they can donate the furniture back to US when we(the US) are broke in 10-15 years. Dude you are way ahead of your time. Good thinking.
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used office furniture is almost worthless these days, i have a cubical setup with walls, desktop and filecab takin space in my garage, free to anyone who wants it
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Bright Hope is who I donated furniture for my company to. They do an AWESOME job.

They DO NOT resell, they ship and donate it to third world countries. IN that manner the furniture realizes its full value, and helps create a work place where other markets can grow, and help struggling economies create jobs, and feed and clothe people.

These guys are AWESOME!!

http://www.brighthope.org/
Bright Hope is a great org.

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Brian,

This is a good idea that way they can donate the furniture back to US when we(the US) are broke in 10-15 years. Dude you are way ahead of your time. Good thinking.

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Donate to other countries! its cooler than donating to your own.
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used office furniture is almost worthless these days, i have a cubical setup with walls, desktop and filecab takin space in my garage, free to anyone who wants it
We could use that here. Just give me a call and I can come pick it up.

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Donate to other countries! its cooler than donating to your own.
Actually, Good Will will just sell it.

There are THOUSANDS of used office furniture places throughout the US, I have a friend that owns one and most of them are going out of business. There is NO shortage of spare office furniture and equipment in this country due to our current economic climate.

So, IMHO, unless you personally know someone to donate it to in the US, not much good will come of donating it here. In other markets, there is no such thing as spare office furniture, so it can do a lot of good.

I would encourage you to contact Bright Hope if you would like more info on how the donation would be leveraged.

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Actually, Good Will will just sell it.

There are THOUSANDS of used office furniture places throughout the US, I have a friend that owns one and most of them are going out of business. There is NO shortage of spare office furniture and equipment in this country due to our current economic climate.

So, IMHO, unless you personally know someone to donate it to in the US, not much good will come of donating it here. In other markets, there is no such thing as spare office furniture, so it can do a lot of good.

I would encourage you to contact Bright Hope if you would like more info on how the donation would be leveraged.
Sadly there is no entity I trust.
if its a group, orginazition, collective. etc. Somewhere there is someone pulling the strings for their best interest

Its more work but perhaps try to craigslist a start up company that has to apply to get the stuff for free.


I do like the concept that they take the money to pay their employees.
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I donate to Goodwill every three months and I choose this org because it creates jobs.

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I donate to Goodwill every three months and I choose this org because it creates jobs.
Also the is little religious aspect to it. Id rather help my neighbors.

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