The Jarrett Foundation worked with UK Primary Schools, Local Authorities, Corporations, Churches, Hospitals etc. to recycle their furniture and resources. These included: school desks, school chairs, cabinets, cupboards, sports equipment, books, office desks & chairs, conference bags etc.
We collected the items and shipped them to the developing world. Every year UK schools refurbish and throw away items of furniture that have many good years of usage left in them. The majority of the items we shipped were brand new and were just surplus to requirement, like the 27,000 brand new exercise books donated from Hertfordshire County Council, simply because the schools were now going to use exercise books with logos on the front.
Primary schools from across London have donated furniture to our children's charity. The desks and chairs would be transported to our warehouse where they would be sorted and cleaned.
Our children's charity has been donated thousands of items of brand new school resources from our friends at Hertfordshire County Council.
We were donated brand new mattresses, sheets and pillow cases from Kings Hospital London and we kitted out a clinic in Sierra Leone, Africa.
The Jarrett Foundation has a very strict quality control process. We refuse many items into our children's charity if we feel we would not be happy to present them to the children. This is why most items we ship are brand new or nearly new.
We are very proud that as a small children's charity, The Jarrett Foundation has shipped 7 x 40ft containers. The containers have been sponsored by our friends at Barclays Bank.
Recycling of school furniture to our children's charity has solved problems for so many.
Their need to dispose of furniture
Their need for replacement furniture
It does not end up in landfills