A Second Life for Your Unwanted Furniture

Looking for a place to unload that sofa from your first apartment or the table your inlaws gave you that never quite fit? Load it up and get it to the parking lot of By Candlelight Amish Furnishings on Front Street in Traverse City on March 22nd, and someone who needs a little help will be able make it their own. The Women’s Resource Center of Grand Traverse has partnered up with By Candlelight to put on the one day furniture drive in an effort to bolster their Thrift Shop’s inventory of furniture and household goods (plates, glasses, linens, etc.).

There can be a real lull in giving in the months after Christmas, and the shelves get pretty bare at the WRC Thrift Shop even as demand holds steady. “We are thankful that By Candlelight has offered us their space,” said Carol Rose, Thrift Shop Manager. “It’s a central location, which we hope will help increase donations. January and February are typically slow donation months, and these items are in short supply as spring approaches.”

By Candlelight is offering its parking lot for the drive and something more. “Anyone who donates furniture will receive 20 percent off any replacement piece from our collection,” said owner Sarah Jane Bye. “It seems like every spring we all have things in our homes we want to get rid of or replace. This is the opportunity to do just that and help others in need.” The drive will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the corner of Front Street and Hall Street, right down the block from Cuppa Joe’s new warehouse district location that will also be supporting the drive by serving hot coffee. Clearing out your clutter, helping someone out, shopping at a discount and getting some great coffee to boot makes this a pretty good way to spend a Saturday morning. For more information contact Carol Rose, 231-946-4180, [email protected].