As part of our Food Court Refresh, White Marsh Mall is replacing all of the tables and chairs and making space for completely new sets. While that’s certainly exciting, what we’re doing with the OLD furniture is really sensational!
The old furniture is still in great shape and it would’ve been terrible to simply throw away. The right thing to do was to find a charitable organization that could put the tables and chairs to good use. But we also knew it was no small task for any group to willingly take nearly 400 sets. That’s 2000 pieces of furniture! We wanted to find a group that could utilize everything, not just half or three-quarters.
After doing some research, we contacted Streetlite Christian Fellowship in Baltimore. Among other endeavors, they spend countless hours helping to feed the homeless of Baltimore City and operate a non-profit substance abuse program out of their existing property.
However, Streetlite is getting set to open a new 140,000 square foot facility dubbed the “Streetlite Transformation Center” located in the old Baltimore City municipal repair shop. The new complex will house a communal recreation center, a soup kitchen for the homeless, and facilities to host a variety of public assistance programs including after school events and substance abuse therapy. The tables and chairs will help them immensely and in turn, people in the community and especially those in need. We feel honored knowing that our old furniture will live on helping others.
The furniture will be picked up on Friday evening (8/24) by volunteers from Streetlite and the new furniture will be in place on Saturday morning.
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