A Queen’s Award-winning company

Furniture Donation Network is a collection service with a difference – we’ve got a royal seal of approval!

Recycling Lives, the social business behind Furniture Donation Network, holds a Queen’s Award in Enterprise for Sustainable Development – the organisation was one of only ten in the country to receive the award that year.

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2010

As a Community Dotcom scheme, Furniture Donation Network exemplifies the commitment Recycling Lives has made to supporting charity and developing a fully sustainable business model. With 100% of our revenue going to sustaining charity, we’re pleased to support both local charities and the Recycling Lives social welfare charity which helps a wide variety of people facing difficult circumstances.

In addition to helping homeless people, the Recycling Lives social welfare charity helps ex-armed forces personnel, ex-offenders, people dealing with disabilities and those facing unemployment. Furniture Donation Network helps to sustain the charity and supports Residents directly by enabling them to gain work experience and undertake work placements.

The Queen’s Awards Office commented:

“Recycling Lives has progressed beyond good practice with both the scale of its activities and the centre it operates. As a long-established social enterprise with strong governance, robust management and extremely strong commercial performance, Recycling Lives is commended for the breadth of the contribution it makes to its local community and the extremely positive platform for stakeholder engagement it has created in this context.”

Furniture Donation Network is pleased to support the work carried out by Recycling Lives and will continue to operate in order to help sustain local charities and the Recycling Lives social welfare charity.

By using Furniture Donation Network to dispose of unwanted furniture and household goods, members of the public can be sure that their items will not only go to helping those in need but that merely using Furniture Donation Network will serve to help others both directly and indirectly.

With Furniture Donation Network now operating on a nationwide basis, we’re able to serve more people, increase the number of donations we can accept and help to sustain more charities and charitable endeavours.

If you’d like to dispose of you unwanted furniture or household goods or would simply like to know more about Furniture Donation Network, contact us today!