Office Furniture Center and Rightsize Facility Proudly Support Chicago Furniture Bank

Providing Logistics, Expertise & Board Leadership for the Newly Established Nonprofit
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CHICAGO - Aug. 1, 2018 - PRLog -- Local companies Office Furniture Center and Rightsize Facility launched a partnership this week with the newly-founded nonprofit Chicago Furniture Bank to provide expertise and logistical support of its charitable endeavors.

Rightsize Facility and Office Furniture Center sell office furniture as well as provide space planning and other services related to office moves, expansions and closures. Chicago Furniture Bank collects donations of gently used furniture and household goods and distributes them to families and individuals transitioning to government-subsidized apartments. Together with partner organizations, it helps Chicagoans by providing complete furnishing packages that turn empty apartments into comfortable and safe homes.

Chicago Furniture Bank was founded by recent Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania graduates Griffin Amdur, James McPhail, and Andrew Witherspoon. The trio were inspired by the Philadelphia Furniture Bank and the lack of recycling options for residential furniture, and the nonprofit received the President's Engagement Prize from Penn this spring.

"The mission of Chicago Furniture Bank aligns well with our business model and complements our culture and longstanding commitment to nonprofits and charitable organizations," says Mason Awtry, president of Rightsize Facility, the parent company of Office Furniture Center.

As an extension of their partnership, Awtry has joined the Board of Directors of Chicago Furniture Bank. "I'm proud to work with this innovative and much-needed nonprofit and look forward to furthering its mission of providing furniture and household items for people in need," says Awtry. "While many furniture banks exist, we have yet to have one in Chicago. I'm glad that I'm part of the team changing that and look forward to watching this nonprofit thrive as it serves thousands of people striving to start a new life in a new home. While our business is not residential, our expertise in logistics allows us to bring years of experience and furniture storage and delivery know-how to this new nonprofit."

Chicago Furniture Bank will initially provide gently used products to women and children in need. They've already secured partnerships with three nonprofits in Chicago — Housing Opportunities for Women, Family Rescue, and A Safe Haven Foundation — which annually transition more than 2,000 individuals into new homes.

Click here (https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/furniture-bundle-for-tho...) for information about Chicago Furniture Bank.

About Rightsize Facility
Rightsize Facility, headquartered in Chicago, with multiple offices in metropolitan Chicago and Detroit, is a nationwide office interiors and facilities services firm serving corporate clients in transition. Founded in 2004, Rightsize employs an industry leading PLAN, FURNISH and SERVICE approach to ensure seamless workplace transitions and is a single source for space planning, furniture selection and procurement, delivery and installation, facility decommissioning, ancillary project services and commercial flooring. Rightsize is the parent company of Facility Flooring (http://facilityflooring.us/), Office Furniture Center (http://www.officefurniturecenter.com/) and WoodWorkSpaces (http://www.woodworkspaces.com/). For more information please visit www.rightsizefacility.com.

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