HOW YOUR PRELOVED FURNITURE CAN FEED KIDS IN MALAWI
Thrift for Good and Think Upcycle are partnering to collect and sell preloved furniture, with 20% of the proceeds being donated to The Sparkle Foundation in Malawi!
It can often be a struggle to know what you can do with the items you do not want anymore, especially if you want to keep those items out of landfill and to ideally help a good cause.
Thrift for Good is the UAE’s leading charity thrift shop chain with an online collection and currently two stores on the Palm Jumeirah and in Times Square Center Al Quoz. They rehome preloved clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, and books to reduce waste and raise funds for children around the world by donating 100% of their profits to the children’s charity projects of Gulf for Good.
Thrift for Good have now partnered with Think Upcycle to offer the ideal solution for furniture! Think Upcycle is the UAE's largest two-sided marketplace of household furniture, underpinned by a circular economy. A one-stop shop for all your used furniture needs.
Anyone can contact Think Upcycle for a free collection. They will then upcycle them into unique, affordable, and environmentally furniture and sell the items in their shop in Ajman or on their platform. What is more, Think Upcycle will generously contribute 20% of the sales price for referred items to Thrift for Good’s children’s charity project.
“A partnership between Think Upcycle and Thrift for Good creates a new opportunity for UAE residents to help global community initiatives simply by decluttering," said Nadeem Khan, Founder of Think Upcycle.
The current project is to purchase the “Sparkle Farm”, land which will be used to secure two daily meals to children in Malawi, lowering the Sparkle Foundation’s food costs. Also, the land will be built into the curriculum for the children in their care, so farming can be learned as a life skill – a staple in the Malawian economy and work force.
“Following on the incredible need for a sustainable solution for preloved furniture in the UAE, we are proud to partner with Think Upcycle to further our joint mission of sustainability. What is more, the funds raised from this initiative will go a long way to help children in need around the world,” Jennifer Sault, Founder of Thrift for Good.
How can people contribute their preloved furniture?
1. There are three methods to contact Think Upcycle: Visit https://yallajunkit.com/#form or contact Think Upcycle at 04 204 9292 or +971585927522 via WhatsApp.
2. Mention Thrift for Good as a benefactor.
3. Customer service will walk you through the next steps to share the image for additional review.
4. Free collection takes place on a mutually agreed-upon date.
You can also shop upcycled furniture through Think Upcycle's platform. Use the code TFG5OFF to get a 5% discount and donate 10% of the sales price to Thrift for Good!
Think Upcycle (www.thinkupcycle.ae) is a digital two-sided marketplace based on the circular economy that provides affordable furnishing solutions through upcycling and restoration. Used furniture reduces carbon emissions by 82%. Think Upcycle offers a free unwanted furniture removal service, www.YallaJunkit.com. After upcycling the furniture, Think Upcycle reintroduces it as an affordable and environmentally-friendly alternative to new furniture. Think Upcycle increases the quality and longevity of products, reduces waste, creates jobs for artisans, and encourages sustainable consumer behavior. Think Upcycle gives the original owner 20% of the sale price or lets them give it to their social cause partner to support global initiatives.
For fantastic savings on branded and cost-effective upcycled furniture, please visit https://www.thinkupcycle.ae/
For more information, follow Thrift For Good on its Instagram page @thriftforgood or to indulge in a little charitable shopping, visit https://thriftforgood.org
This initiative is approved by Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, license number 4686