Renewing Lives


Our 1000th family served! Meet Antoinette and her family. | March 13, 2019

Antoinette, a mother of four, was widowed, later lost her job and then her home and all of their belongings. The family was forced to move into a motel room where they lived until she was able to secure another job and sustainable housing. While her job paid for food and rent, she had nothing […]

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When You Shop our Tag Sale, You Help Women Like Monique | June 14, 2018

Here’s one good reason to shop our Tag Sale this weekend: Monique. Monique is a shining example of a partnership between two nonprofits that are helping people get a new start in life. New skills, new job, new furniture, new work wardrobe, and a new confidence. Monique was referred to The Green Chair Project from Dress […]

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The Green Chair Project Partners with The VA to Serve Our Veterans | May 24, 2018

At The Green Chair Project, we are proud to work alongside the kind and dedicated case managers from the VA who help veterans reach their own personal goals for a better life. The VA Homeless Program and Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) help veterans who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The […]

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Green Chair Experience “Was The Light in the Midst of my Darkness” | April 24, 2018

Meet Janciel–he is poised for a bright future with this new desk from The Green Chair Project. Janciel says he was excited to get to choose his own desk and have a place do his homework, and hopes to one day become a businessman. Janciel and his mother, Nellyan, were referred to The Green Chair […]

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Local Chefs Team Up to Make Sweet Dreams Possible | December 29, 2017

Guest blog by Mary-Catherine Freeman December 3rd was the evening of our Savor Sweeter Dreams event, and one of the first nights of the holiday season that truly felt like winter. With a crisp chill in the air, people from across Wake County bundled up and made their way to Crawford & Son Restaurant to support and celebrate our […]

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Adina’s Story of Recovery, Strength and Renewal | November 14, 2017

The Green Chair Project is more than a store with a showroom where families recovering from homelessness, crisis or disaster can shop for essential furnishings. We’re a story–a collection of stories of hope, strength and new beginnings.   The men, women and families who walk through our doors are starting over. Many have overcome homelessness, […]

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Service After the Military: Vet Helps Vet at The Green Chair Project | November 10, 2017

When John Dunlap heard a Navy veteran was coming to The Green Chair Project, he didn’t hesitate to ask to help out. As logistics coordinator, John usually works behind the scenes, keeping our warehouse and showroom well-stocked and in order. But this time he wanted to work directly with the client and serve a fellow […]

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Venezuelan Family Gets New Start; Andres is Amazed at Kindness of Strangers | October 30, 2017

“We have never received such kindness,” said Andres, a father who was recently able to get his family out of Venezuela and come to the U.S. There, he had a job and a house. With a college education and a career, he could provide for his family. Here in North Carolina, he has a new […]

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Hidden Message Reveals Family History of Donated Dresser | October 24, 2017

Every piece of furniture donated has a story. Imagine our surprise when we found a hidden message under the drawer of this hand-made dresser! Our logistics coordinator John Dunlap was refurbishing this dresser and discovered the hand-written message, explaining that this chest was made by Richard Morse Chapin, 1928-2016. It says, “Richard was a furniture […]

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