During the summer of 2019, one of our corporate partners was moving employees to new offices in San Francisco and had some amazing like-new furniture and equipment available for donation to local non-profits, including Project Open Hand.
Local non-profit, Project Open Hand has been doing some impressive work helping expedite recovery for those with HIV/AIDS, cancer and diabetes, serving “meals with love” in The Bay Area. Green Standards is pleased to have had the opportunity to work with them to provide free furniture and equipment to improve their offices and shared spaces for employees and clients alike.
“Thank you, Green Standards for the wonderful donation of desks, chairs, and tables. The donated equipment created an open workspace, a comfortable lunch area, and a more enjoyable working environment for our staff. Thank you from everyone at #ProjectOpenHand. – Jonathan Jump”
About Project Open Hand – meals with love
At Project Open Hand, their medically-tailored food helps clients recover from illness, get stronger and lead healthier lives. Project Open Hand services assist those with HIV/AIDS as well as critical illnesses such as breast cancer and diabetes. They provide daily warm, nutritious meals for seniors and adults with disabilities.
Project Open Hand’s vision is that no one who is sick or elderly in our community will go without nutritious meals with love.
Food Is Medicine Coalition
Project Open Hand is a proud founding partner of the Food Is Medicine Coalition (FIMC). The FIMC is a volunteer association of non-profit, medically-tailored and nutrition services (FNS) providers from across the country, which includes their sister organizations God’s Love We Deliver in New York City, Community Servings in Boston and Project Angel Heart in Denver, among others. The FIMC’s purpose is to advance public policy that supports access to food and nutrition services for people with severe and/or chronic illnesses. The FIMC promotes research on the efficacy of food and nutrition services on health outcomes and cost of care and sharing best practices in the provision of medically-tailored meals of nutrition education and counseling.
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About Green Standards Ltd.
A Circular Economy-Inspired Office Solution
Millions of tons of office furniture and equipment are sent to landfill each year in North America. We’re here to change that. By working with forward-thinking corporations we’re able to recover usable resources and repurpose valuable products to the benefit of businesses, the environment and communities across North America.
Our team of environmental stewards has diverted 55,000+ tons of surplus furniture and equipment from landfill and donated more than $27 million worth of in-kind donations to 5,000+ non-profits across North America since inception.
The 55,000+ tons diverted equals more than 160,000 metric tons of CO2e emissions reduced with a 98.6% landfill diversion rate on more than 1500 projects.
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