Storeroom2010 is a stand alone registered charity (1142010) serving the Isle of Wight community. We encourage furniture re-use and accept donations of household items that are ready for immediate re-use and our shop and warehouse are open to the general public for purchases.
Our vans running around on the Isle of Wight are very important linchpins in our operation and they are both suffering from old age :-( We have had numerous breakdowns this year and really need to update at least one vehicle, but as ever, it is all down to cost and the cost is high. Please help!!
We hate it when we have to inconvenience the public when we need to reschedule our customer's deliveries or collections because of mechanical issues. Over an average week we visit up to 50 properties, so it is quite easy to get behind in the service we wish to offer when we have a breakdown.
Our figures for 2016 show we have assisted with the re-use of 174,360kgs of furniture, saving this from our island landfill. It’s difficult to imagine that weight, so think of 5,588 average armchairs instead. Storeroom collected from over 2,200 addresses and purchases were made by over 4,700 customers.
Storeroom is different from other charities which collect furniture for re-sale, as they are looking to achieve the best possible profits to help their cause/purpose. Storeroom just wants furniture which can then be offered at affordable prices to those who really need it.
Customers in need, benefit from a discounted price (when referred by statutory and voluntary agencies) on our already very reasonable prices. Currently, approximately 9% of our customers are referred by one of 50 support agencies across the IOW.
Also Storeroom has an Education department, part funded by Storeroom, but mostly by funders on and off the Isle of Wight. During 2016 Storeroom Education saw 221 learners aged 18+. Most were with us for our accredited NOCN courses which are very popular and often have waiting lists running. Most learners were with us for our accredited NOCN courses in Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery in Construction, Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery in Construction, Health & Safety in a Construction Environment (in preparation for application for CSCS card in order to work on building sites) or our Emergency First Aid At Work (Health & Safety Executive approval) which was very popular with people looking for a career in care, where there are usually many positions available on the Isle of Wight.