Three Triangle Nonprofits Unite for 2023 MLK Day Donation Drive
January 12, 2023
RALEIGH, NC – The Green Chair Project is excited to announce its upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day collaboration with Durham’s Kramden Institute and Raleigh’s Note in the Pocket. Together, the three Triangle nonprofits will collect in-kind donations of household furnishings, computers and school-aged clothing.
On Monday, January 16th, there will be a drive through donation collection from 10 AM to 2 PM at The Green Chair Project’s headquarters at 1853 Capital Boulevard. All three nonprofits and volunteers will be on site to help unload all donations.
All donations will support local Wake County families facing the challenges of homelessness, crisis, disasters and other unforeseen circumstances.
“We partner daily with the Kramden Institute and Note in the Pocket to provide the children and families we serve with critical essentials. Our collaborative efforts allow us to reach more folks, serve more families and show up in a huge way for those in our community who need us most,” states Jackie Craig, Chief Executive Officer of The Green Chair Project.
“Our upcoming MLK Day Donation Drive is intended to not only supply essentials directly to our neighbors in need but to echo the advocacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Our collaborative efforts empower our community and equip its next generation of leaders. Ultimately bringing us closer to a brighter, more equitable future for all.”
Community members looking to support the collective efforts of these three organizations can drive up to drop off new/gently used items. However, the hosting organizations ask that prior to arrival, all donations be sorted and labeled according to the following categories: Technology, Household Essentials and Clothing.
A few of this year’s most needed items include:
- Couches, Upholstered Chairs, Dining Tables and Chairs
- Dressers, Side Tables, Lamps, Wall Art and Accessories
- Dishware, Small Kitchen Appliances and Utensils
- K-12 Shirts, Pants, Shoes, Coats and New Underwear/Socks
- Computers, Tablets, or Cell Phones (Working or Not)
To see a complete list of donatable items and further details on the 2023 MLK Day Drive, explore www.thegreenchairproject.org/MLK. In the case of specific inquiries surrounding donation drop-off or qualifying items, contact The Green Chair Project’s Chief Advancement Officer, Rae Marie Czuhai at email@example.com or 919-601-6543.
While this MLK Donation Drive is intended to collect in-kind donations, any community members looking to show support via financial donation or monetary pledge can connect with Czuhai directly or explore www.thegreenchairproject.org/ for info on year-round giving opportunities.
About The Green Chair Project:
The Green Chair Project is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that reuses furnishings donated by our community to help our neighbors in need facing the challenges of homelessness, crisis, or disaster. The organization partners with 90+ agencies and nonprofits to provide referred clients with the essential furnishings they need to live sustainably in their new homes.
Since its founding in 2010, The Green Chair Project has helped more than 19,000 children & families rebuild their lives. Community support makes these new beginnings possible. Donations of new or gently used furniture, bed and bath linens, kitchen and cookware may be dropped off at 1853 Capital Blvd. For more information surrounding The Green Chair Project’s impact, advocacy or how to get involved, explore www.thegreenchairproject.org.
About Note in the Pocket:
Founded in 2013, Note in the Pocket (NITP) provides quality clothing to impoverished and homeless children and families with dignity and love. NITP believes that it is unacceptable that children are limited in their educational and social development, because they do not have appropriate clothes for school. NITP works with school social workers and case managers from 12 other agencies in Wake County and Durham to identify students in need and prepare seasonal wardrobes of two weeks’ worth of outfits customized to each child’s specific sizes and styles. By providing personalized, high-quality clothing items that children can be proud to wear, NITP empowers them to succeed in their academic and social environments. To learn more, visit www.noteinthepocket.org.
About Kramden Institute:
Kramden Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides technology and training to bridge the digital divide. Since 2003, Kramden has collected, wiped data, refurbished, and awarded 49,000 computers to low income families at no or low cost across North Carolina through individual and business equipment donations and grant support. Since 2014, Kramden has also provided digital literacy and STEM training to 8600+ persons of all ages. Kramden is a recognized national leader in digital equity. For more information, explore www.kramden.org.