Edwards Wildman is pleased to announce that it has donated approximately $26,000 in office furniture to 12 non-profit organizations in Chicago.
In March 2012, as part of an office renovation project, Edwards Wildman determined that some of its existing office furniture would no longer be needed. In order to avoid unnecessary and environmentally unfriendly disposal of these items, Edwards Wildman partnered with Green Standards
, a sustainability firm specializing in corporate solutions, to ensure that the furniture did not end up as waste.
Green Standards lined up beneficiaries, and coordinated the removal and delivery of the donations. Several of the beneficiaries were also selected by employees of Edwards Wildman. Twelve organizations were able to benefit from the donations, including The Association for Individual Development, Southwest Disability Services, Word of Life, and Youth Services Project, among others.
In less than a month, almost 400 pieces of furniture, including desks, chairs, file cabinets and other items, were removed and donated to charitable organizations that were in need, to support their operations. In response to the received donation, Gerald Shavers from Word of Life Restoration Ministries expressed his gratitude to Edwards Wildman: “You will never know how much this means to us. It lightens our load, and for that we will be forever grateful. Please accept our sincere thanks.”
Millions of tons of corporate furniture go to landfill each year. The partnership between Edwards Wildman and Green Standards ensured this furniture was donated to needy schools and charities within the Chicago area and did not end up in landfill.