IKEA and Goodwill partner to repurpose furniture, by Kimberly Gail Price

The event will be at IKEA in Red Hook.

What’s a girl to do with all these extra coffee tables?

On Saturday, April 22, IKEA and Goodwill are partnering to celebrate Earth Day. The two organizations will be collecting old furniture for recycling and repurposing at IKEA locations throughout the world.

From 9:30 am-6 pm, families can donate their used furniture to Goodwill, who will be set up in IKEA parking lots to help unload and provide tax receipts. Customers who donate furniture will receive a coupon for $20 off a $150 purchase.

The “IKEA Sustainable Living Your Way” event encourages living in a more sustainable way by reducing the impact of discarded furniture on the environment.

IKEA FAMILY members will enjoy exclusive giveaways and in-store offers, as well as a chance to win the sweepstakes.  The first 500 FAMILY members to show their cards will receive a free 2-pack RYET LED lightbulbs.

IKEA FAMILY members can swipe their membership cards to enter a chance to win a SLADDA bicycle worth $399, or one of four $100 IKEA gift cards.

The company will also have promotional deals in the IKEA Restaurant and Swedish Food Market. Any $25 purchase in the Food Market will receive $5 off. The IKEA Restaurant will offer a Swedish American Breakfast for $1.49; a stuffed chicken plate at lunch for $3.49; and for dinner, any meatball plate with soup, salad or dessert for $5.49.

In-store activities for the day will include Benefits of Biking workshop, Sustainable Living Challenge with prizes, LED Lightbulb Digital Game with prizes, and Smaland Video and Coloring Sheets.

IKEA is the leader in life at home, promoting sustainable products, solutions, services and experiences that enable people to reduce their environmental footprint. For more information about this event, visit ikea-usa.com/Sustainable-Living-Your-Way. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences on social media using #IKEAYourWay.

See ya there with all your extra coffee tables!

One Comment

  1. I’ve been doing this myself for many years. The way to go. Nothing has the quality and endurance and design as those tables, chairs, amoires, made many years ago by true carpenters of the trade. A nice new finish and fabric and it will live in someone’s home for another 100 years.