Acorn Reuse is encouraging Islanders to think of them when moving home.
To support that goal, the social enterprise is partnering with Indigo Estates to spread the message.
Acorn general manager Steve Pearce explained: “When people move, they either need to get rid of items they no longer require, or they need to buy new furniture or household items. If they are downsizing, they may be in a position to donate furniture and other unwanted goods to Acorn Reuse.
“If they are embarking on their first home and they want to save money, they can buy from us with our always-low prices. There is real environmental benefit to buying second-hand too.”
Other services that Islanders are encouraged to support are:
- Bespoke wooden furniture made from waste timber
- House signs made by the Woodshack
- Plants for the garden
Acorn offers work and training opportunities to people who have a disability or long-term health condition.
A team from Indigo have already spent the day volunteering at Acorn seeing first-hand what goes on at the social enterprise.
Rachel Matthews said: “The Indigo team had a fantastic day volunteering at Acorn. We got to see first-hand the incredible work that the social enterprise does for the community. It was an eye-opening experience, and we were truly inspired by the passion and dedication of the people behind Acorn. This day made us even more excited about the potential for future collaborations. We can’t wait to explore how we can work together to make a positive impact.”
Mr Pearce added: “We are looking forward to working with Indigo. It’s a great way of spreading the word about what we do.”
Pictured: The CSR team at Acorn: Sofia Neal, Rachel Matthews, Angela Lamont, Amanda Le Feuvre, Malcolm Salmon, Chris Duhamel, Daniel Matthews