The Green Chair Project has been a crucial conduit between vulnerable Wake County families & vital housing resources since 2010. From preparing furniture to packing other home essentials, our volunteers work hard to help our neighbors in need. When you see our trucks on the road, you can trust we’re on the way to offer our support. We hope you’ll join us.
Who & How We Serve
Today, Wake County, North Carolina, holds the second-highest county population growth nationally. Simultaneously, 95,200 residents live below the federal poverty line & cannot afford basic household furnishings. There is a cost to the coexistence of these statistics, and Green Chair’s mission is to ensure our community’s most vulnerable aren’t paying it.
We support individuals overcoming homelessness, crisis, or disaster through a collaborative model that works with 100+ Wake County nonprofits & partner agencies.
Families Who Experience Homelessness
The Green Chair Project provides furnishings & housing essentials to families transitioning into stable housing but struggling to secure household staples & vital essentials. Our services help supply critical resources and crucial financial relief, freeing families from cyclical housing insecurity and setting them toward empowered self-sufficiency.
Families Who Are In Crisis
Individuals referred to our team have faced various unimaginable adversities — domestic violence, international conflict, and addiction to name a few — but are all focused on one common goal: a fresh start. We equip them, often at no cost, with the essentials required for a nurturing environment and new chapter.
Families Who Experience Natural Disaster
As the sole household essentials nonprofit of our kind in Wake County — we can respond with centralized furnishing assistance at an unmatched scale. From local emergencies to statewide crises, our extensive network of agency partners, statewide vendors, and standing infrastructure allows our team to mobilize and provide immediate relief in the face of unfathomable realities.
Children Who Lack A Bed to Sleep In
A great school year starts at home, and a great school day starts with a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, for the 1 in 30 Wake County Students today without a bed of their own? Restful nights are few & far between.
Through our Sweeter Dreams Program, we’re working to ensure every child in Wake County gets a restful sleep and has the foundations for a brighter future.