We’re Partnering with Wiltshire Charity KFR to Help Our Community

We’re Partnering with Wiltshire Charity KFR to Help Our Community

2nd Mar 2021

Posted by Alice Ewens on 2nd Mar 2021

Furniturebox UK is partnering with Wiltshire charity KFR by donating furniture for re-sale to low-income families. It’s something Furniturebox UK are beyond excited to be part of, as a way to give back to the local community. 

“… because no one should be without a bed to sleep on, a cooker to cook on, or a sofa to sit on.”

(Reuse Network, 2019). This is the key message at the heart of KFR and really sums up Furniturebox UK’s ethos, too.  

Why We Care 

Sometimes Furniturebox UK customers don't buy quite the right thing and have to return it. It’s an easy and straightforward process to return items, but once they’ve been opened, they can't be resold. So, by donating these returns and seconds to KFR, these pieces can go on to find loving homes. 

Furniture Box Dan Beckles (with facial hair) and Monty George the Co Founders and Directors of online furniture store 'Furniture Box'. Photographed at their Warehouse in Mere, Wltshire. 28th November 2018 Pic / Gareth Iwan Jones www.garethiwanjones.com

Furniturebox UK’s Managing Director Monty George says:  
“Family and home are at the heart of Furniturebox UK. It’s not just about ‘things’, it’s about having a place to feel comfortable, safe, and loved. That’s something we know is incredibly important to everyone, especially after the last year we’ve all had! This is a wonderful opportunity for us to give back to our community since every family deserves to create a real home. By working with KFR we get to be part of something amazing and reduce our waste and carbon footprints in the process.” 

On Partnering with Furniturebox UK, KFR’s Operations Manager Dan Thompson says: 

“We are so pleased to be working alongside your organization in achieving many of our key aims, reducing items of usable furniture going to waste whilst alleviating furniture poverty. When we open up your boxes it's like Christmas has come early. Thanks for your very generous donations.” 

Who is KFR? 

In 2013, Kennet Furniture Project and Refurbiz merged to form KFR. The Kennet Furniture Project began in 1995, collecting unwanted furniture and selling it at a low cost to help disadvantaged families. They also trained volunteers and worked to improve the environment. Refurbiz started in 2003 with similar aims but focussing on white goods. Over the years their work overlapped more and more until they decided to join forces. Today they help 1000s of people a year rehome their preloved furniture and white goods, finding loving homes for them once more. KFR’s mission is to:  
• Refurbish furniture and white goods so that quality items are available to families with limited income 
• Revive communities by removing unwanted items, reducing landfill, and retraining people with new skills. 

KFR caters for everyone. Those on a low income (means-tested benefit) will qualify KFR’s discounted green price. For those that just love to upcycle and reuse, there is the blue price, which is slightly higher. All funds raised from the sale of KFR products are put into the charity to cover running costs and aid in their growth aspirations. 

You can find out more about the work KFR does by joining their “Reuse Revolution” on Facebook: @KFRWiltshire Instagram: @kennetfurniture or visit their website: www.kfr.org.uk 

 KFR:  Buy, Donate, Volunteer