Our Mission Statement
Working together to provide everyone the comforts of home.
We reuse donated household furnishings to renew lives of participants referred from area programs who are recovering after homelessness, crisis or disaster.
Learn more about The Green Chair Project and our mission by viewing this video:
Serving more than 2,300 families in Wake County since 2010.
What We Do
The Green Chair Project is a 501(c)(3) that provides home furnishings donated from our community for families and individuals who have transitioned from experiencing homelessness or disasters and have secured sustainable housing.
The reusable gifts are cleaned and repaired by volunteers and are presented in a way that promotes dignity and respect. For a small fee, families working with case managers from partnering agencies can select furniture, linens, cookware and accessories to outfit their new homes.
The Green Chair experience encourages families to prioritize and make choices, empowering them to create their surroundings and rebuild their lives.
Above: Beth Smoot (Left) and Jackie Craig (Right), Co-Founders of The Green Chair Project
Both trained in real estate home staging, Jackie Craig and Beth Smoot consistently found that homeowners had too much stuff in their houses—stuff they didn’t want to go to waste but no longer had a need for. After seeing this again and again, the pair founded The Green Chair Project in 2010 as a receptacle for those items, as well as a “green” way to reuse good stuff to benefit their neighbors in need.