Thursday, April 10, 2008
Free office furniture for non-profits by Simon Anderson If your organization is in need of work stations, office furniture, IT equipment, chairs, or other business related items, GSNAI may be able to help you out. Green Solutions North America Inc.’s mission is to divert redundant office furniture from landfills and give it a second life by redistributing it into the hands of charities, schools and needy organizations. GSNAI has operated in Canada since 2006 and has recently expanded to the U.S. Each year over 220,000 tons of office furniture is destined for landfills. GSNAI addresses this by offering businesses a green corporate social responsibility solution that makes it easy for corporations to do the right thing, yielding a win/win/win outcome. By diverting these perfectly usable assets from landfills to charities, the charities win, the environment wins, and the business is behaving in a socially responsible way by reducing their carbon footprint. Everyone wins! Charities may submit a wish list that will be kept in the database. As wish list items become available, GSNAI will contact the charity to arrange for delivery or pickup. To qualify as a charity, you will need to produce either your 501(c)3 declaration or tax exempt letter from the IRS prior to receiving merchandise. To learn more, check out www.gsnai.com. The Minneapolis contact is Kelley Buckentine at 612-627-1609 or BuckentineK@omniworkspace.com.