In collaboration with the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, City Center Investment Corp. allowed 26 local nonprofits to take furniture and furnishings for use in their organizations from the former hotel City Center Investment Corp owns.
More than 400 items ranging from beds, desks, chairs, lamps and tables were requested through the Volunteer Center to be picked up on selected dates. Nonprofits came with volunteers and rented vehicles to pick up the items, which will now be used to enhance their nonprofit organizations and the populations they serve. Many of these organizations provide shelter and relocation services for homeless and in-bound families of the hurricane in Puerto Rico.
The total value of these items exceeds $75,000 and is priceless to the organizations that will put the furniture and fixtures to good use.
The Volunteer Center provides ongoing opportunities to work with organizations like City Center that are looking to dispose of office furniture, office supplies and other goods through their program Donation Connection. Annually the Volunteer Center posts approximately 100 items that can be claimed by nonprofits for their use. Organizations looking to dispose of office furniture and supplies can reach out to them directly.
“The Volunteer Center serves as a nonprofit capacity builder providing access to volunteers, training and resources that can be beneficial to their organization and the constituents they serve. Working with City Center has been a great pleasure and such a satisfying opportunity to have so many nonprofits receiving the items that benefit their services. It has truly been a great gift to the community,” said Karen Smith, CEO of the Volunteer Center.
“We appreciate the work of the Volunteer Center to coordinate our donation to benefit 26 nonprofits,” said J.B. Reilly, president of City Center Investment Corp. “These donations support our Building Community initiative’s mission to help youth and families in need within our community, and we’re pleased the items are being used by those who need them most.”