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Green Standards Charitable Network

FAQ

What is my nonprofit obligated to do to receive a donation?

Beneficiaries are obligated to:

  • Sign the Transfer of Title (TOT) to transfer ownership
  • Prepare enough space and organize volunteers for the delivery date
  • Provide feedback, photos and testimonials regarding the donation and experience.

How is the furniture delivered?

The furnishings will be delivered directly to your facility and unloaded outside, tailgate style. You will be required to provide volunteers or staff on site to receive the donation, carry the items into your facility and set it up. Please note: delivery vehicles can be quite large and require adequate exterior space or loading docks.

What condition will the furniture arrive in?

Green Standards partners with multinational companies including many Fortune 500 corporations. The condition of the furniture and equipment may vary and we will do our best to convey condition via photos and description of the inventory but we cannot make assurances beyond that. All furniture will be working and functional.

How does Green Standards choose beneficiaries?

We score potential beneficiaries on multiple criteria including size of request, proximity to project location and overall need for resources. Although we try our best to allocate donations to organizations of all sizes and types, we are on fixed deadlines and ultimately process oriented.

Why haven't we been selected to receive a donation?

Since we score beneficiaries based on request size, location and overall demand for resources, some organizations may find that they have placed a request but didn’t receive any items. Smaller organizations may consider placing larger orders by joining together with affiliated organizations or selectively requesting items from smaller inventories in their area. We try our best to reach everyone although it is not always possible.

How many volunteers do I need to unload the items?

Labor requirements vary depending on the size of your donation. Typically, we recommend having a minimum of 5 volunteers per truck. Your Green Standards representative will provide you with specific instructions for your delivery.

What happens if items are damaged beyond use?

Do not accept any badly damaged items and immediately contact us while the movers are still on location. Your Green Standards project manager will help resolve the issue.

Why do you request photos and information regarding the donation?

The photos and info will be used in Impact Reports for our client donors. This report showcases exactly how their donation was able to benefit the community and provides you with an opportunity to share your story and say thanks to the donor.

What do I need to prepare for delivery day?

For delivery of medium-to-large sized items such as tables, cabinets, credenzas, and bookcases, it is best to have all material handy to make transfer of the furniture easy and safe for your volunteers. This can include an assortment of moving dollies, tools and protective equipment like safety gloves, steel toed boots and protective eye wear.

How should I request from multiple donation projects happening around the same time so as to not receive too many items?

Please treat each request as if there were no other donation projects to request from. We will follow up prior to confirming donations in order to verify requests are accurate. It’s during this time that you can let us know that you’re only looking for specific items.

Do we need a loading dock?

No, although it is preferred. We’ve delivered successfully to all sorts of locations and the overriding priorities are space, safety and presence of adequate volunteers.

How can I see what type of furniture you have available currently?

Our website does not feature furniture and equipment that we have available on an ongoing basis as we have hundreds of projects in multiple regions and cities running simultaneously.

If you’re interested in receiving future furniture and equipment donations for your registered non-profit or charitable organization, please follow the below link for more info.

Green Standards for Businesses

FAQ

Does Green Standards provide free pick up of furniture?

Green Standards Ltd. is a paid service for companies undergoing large moves or renovations at their corporate offices.

We specialize in the responsible and cost-effective redistribution of surplus and obsolete durable goods, including office furniture, fixtures, supplies, and IT equipment.

Conventional liquidation is typically expensive and will result in lots of waste to landfill on most office decommissions. Our turnkey service is an alternative to liquidation and combines resale, recycling and in-kind donations to local non-profits for triple bottom line results.

As the size of a project increases we get a lot more cost-competitive.

Is my project too small for Green Standards program?

We are best suited for large corporate projects or floors of offices with at least 75-100 employees and/or 15,000 square feet worth of office furniture and equipment to be removed, resold, donated or recycled.

Majority of our projects are in the 100 thousand square foot range and as the size of a project increases we get a lot more cost-competitive.

If you’re interested in hearing more about our service or you’re looking to donate office furniture through Green Standards, please use the contact us form.

How will I know where my furniture ends up?

We collect a suite of supporting documents to demonstrate industry-leading transparency and accountability. Each piece is designed to protect your company from liability, track items to their end-destination and provide insight into the environmental and social benefits of the project.

We’re committed to measuring and sharing results, including the landfill diversion rate, greenhouse gas offset, and community impact of each project. To make your achievements accessible and easy to use, we’ve designed a cloud-based reporting portal that our clients can access 24/7.

Our reporting enables clients to share their project outcomes and achievements for LEED accreditation or in their CSR reports, while working with them to create press releases and positive PR stories for target publications and internal stakeholders.

Interested in learning more? Get in touch.

 

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    Notable Beneficiaries

    • Habitat For Humanity
    • Salvation Army
    • United Way
    • Goodwill
    • American Red Cross
    • The Furniture Bank
    • Bread of Life
    • Second Harvest
    • YMCA
    • MADD
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