We’re delighted by the recent influx of local community projects that have joined the Buzzbnk ranks, and none more so than Changing Lives in Cheshire – or CLiC as they are known for short.
CLiC are a newly launched charity, and their purpose is to facilitate the reuse of donated furniture and electrical items at affordable prices whilst innovating in many different ways to create supported employment and volunteer opportunities for members of the local community, those who need support and people wanting to give something back.
They’re fundraising on Buzzbnk to support the opening of two new shops in Winsford selling second hand furniture and electrical items, as well as providing further valuable employment and volunteering opportunities.
As CLiC describes it, they do the ‘win-win thing’ by saving furniture from landfill, helping low income families turn a house into a home, and offering work, volunteer and disability placements. They already have one shop in Northwich, and have provided over 2,000 low income households with furniture, diverted 415 tonnes of furniture away from landfill, provided over 10,000 hours of work placements for the long term unemployed, and provided 6,000 supported voluntary hours for those with physical and learning disabilities for which they earned a Cheshire-wide award.
Now they want to expand to enable their communities to access services more easily and to offer even more training and placement opportunities. They need £1,000 to market, promote and launch their new shop, and change even more lives in Cheshire! Find out more and make your pledge at www.buzzbnk.org/clic.