Last year it seems we handled everything under the sun, and everywhere under the sun – and the rain, and the snow, and the fog.
In 2015 IRN shipped furnishings to more than 140 different international recipients in 29 countries on 5 continents, and nearly 100 different recipient organizations in 26 U.S. states.
Working with 88 different organizations in 27 states from Maine to California IRN shipped more 120,000 pieces of furniture and equipment to schools, clinics, and communities in the U.S. and overseas.
IRN found a new home for a tech firm's 1,000+ pieces of decommissioned office furniture. These were shipped through IRN's frequent partner Salesian Missions to a school in Vietnam.
From 2010 through 2015 IRN has worked with more than 60 K12 schools and school districts nationwide to keep their surplus furniture in use, not in the landfill.
These photos show conditions in schools and hospitals in Jamaica and Nicaragua, before their refurbishment with surplus provided thanks to the concern and generosity of IRN clients.
Reuse makes a difference. These photos taken by Food For The Poor show surplus from IRN projects in use in Central America and the Caribbean.
IRN provided fifteen 40-foot overseas containers of furnishings to schools in Micronesia to help them rebuild after a devastating typhoon.