The Housing Program at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, sought for a handful of quotes from different furniture suppliers and manufacturers as our student residences needed a facelift. Just a few months later, Hurricane Maria wrecked the better part of our island, including our campus.

Ecologic Furniture found out we had been hit hard and contacted us to see how we were doing and, more importantly, how they could be of any help. At this point, our hopes for a refurbishing project had inevitably been postponed as restoring our infrastructure assumed priority. Nonetheless, storm winds pushed water all throughout the residences and into the students’ rooms. It was clear that our sights needed to be refocused but it was also clear that new furniture would have a much needed positive effect on our students’ quality of life.

Ecologic Furniture was the first and only company to offer help. They donated new beds, mattresses and futons for our students. The impact of a life-altering natural disaster is impossible to calculate but it is in these difficult times that a helping hand can go a long way. We have received help from those who rise to the occasion and show uninterested solidarity.

Darwin J. Marrero

Assistant Dean of Student Services University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus

I want to thank Ecologic Furniture for the donation of dressers. Our clients have been selecting them quickly, and they will likely all be in good homes by the end of the month. Please let me know if you have any more furniture you are looking to donate. Look forward to talking again soon!

Griffin Amdur

Chicago Furniture Bank,

The Chicago Furniture Bank collects donations of gently used furniture and household goods and distributes them to families and individuals transitioning into supportive housing in the Chicago area.