Maryhill Housing Association provides double cash boost for furniture project
A community organisation which helps people on low incomes obtain furniture has received a double cash boost from Maryhill Housing Association.
Ruchill Furniture Project has received two lots of money thanks to the Association’s staff.
The first cheque for £210 was donated last month after staff took part in a sponsored bag pack at Tesco as part of the Association’s “Wee Volunteer” Day when staff and Board members held a volunteering day.
And this week a second cheque was handed over after Association staff took part in a survey of their views. The Association donated £3 for every response received making a total of £246.
Added together the money raised the grand total of a £456 – a vital cash injection for the outstanding work which Ruchill Furniture Project undertakes in the community.
Ruchill Furniture Project was established by Ruchill Community Council in 1992 and granted charitable status in 1995. Its key aim is to relieve the poverty of people on low income and state benefits by providing essential household furniture.
The project uplifts donations of unwanted furniture from the public and, after sorting and separating, redistributes this furniture for low cost and sometimes free to disadvantaged families or individuals.
Those requiring furniture are often referred to the project but personal approaches from people in need of furniture are also accepted.
Kirsty McCourt, corporate support officer at the Association, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Ruchill Furniture Project and the important work which it does in the community. The money Maryhill Housing Association has raised will undoubtedly assist the Project in helping more people.”
Eleanor Brown of Ruchill Furniture Project said: “We are extremely grateful to the housing association for this generosity. The two cheques totalling £456 are a great boost to our work.”