Community Warehouse and Spreetail Partner to Provide Mattresses to Families Moving out of Homelessness
by Desmond Fuller, Social Media Coordinator for Community Warehouse
Everyone at Community Warehouse works as hard as they do for the moment when a family goes home with cozy clean beds.
A bed is more than a place to sleep. For families moving out of homelessness, it’s a symbol of hope, dignity, and a new beginning. Unfortunately, thousands of people in Portland were without beds, blankets, pots and pans, and household items to make a home in 2018. Nonprofits like Community Warehouse work hard to create stronger home foundations and brighter futures through donated household goods and furnishings to our neighbors in need, serving nearly 8,000 individuals every year
To help, Community Warehouse Furnishing Forward partner, Spreetail, is launching a collaborative program to provide mattresses and home essentials to families in Portland transitioning from an experience with homelessness. On April 24th, the first shipment of mattresses arrived at Community Warehouse to kick off the beginning of a long-term partnership of bringing items to families in need.
Spreetail’s Community Impact Team has supported Community Warehouse to determine what items are of most need to change lives in the Portland community and determined that mattresses are the most-requested household belonging. By harnessing the power of their business model and inventory, the Spreetail team takes care of the ordering, packing, and delivery of the items. With more than 200 referring organizations, Community Warehouse then works with local housing agencies to coordinate the pickup and delivery.
Spreetail is an e-commerce company with operations in 6 states and 8 major cities. The company creates community-driven programs and sells thousands of items through major online marketplaces and houses its own inventory across the country. You can learn more about Spreetail here.