GreenWorks is dedicated to helping the environment by diverting large quantities of redundant office and educational furniture from landfill with the prime aim of ‘re-use’. As part of the London Re-use Network which is made up of local charities and not for profit organizations that work together to deliver reuse and repair services, GreenWorks collects from very large office blocks to single office suites and provides second hand quality re-use furniture to charities, community and educational groups and small business via the network.

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Case studies

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Child

Devastated by years of Civil War, 49% of Sierra Leone's population is now under16. Education is vital. Literacy rates are amongst the lowest in the world with only 30% of children able to go to school. Classes have up to 100 students and parents have to pay for uniforms, books and even contribute to the cost of the furniture children work at. One container can provide enough furniture and stationery to help many children and lasts for years helping generation after generation of children and teachers.

Furniture is also going to ministries, hospitals, community centres where much was destroyed or damaged during the war.

The majority of Green-Works efforts are focused on Sierra Leone, click to find out more

Khartoum, Sudan

Dental equipment SudanFadil contacted us in 2003. He wanted to send redundant but completely serviceable dentist chairs to Khartoum to support the new dental school that was being built there. We not only helped him store the chairs but also supplied all the furniture that was required to support that project from seating for the waiting area, filing cabinets for the records, desks and chairs for the dentists themselves we supplied everything.

Kumasi, Ghana

Benson is an amazing man. Orphaned and homeless from an early age in Ghana he struggled through to the UK via extraordinary adventures across Africa and even in Saudi Arabia. We are now helping his marvellous social enterprise develop and grow in Kumasi central Ghana. Green-Works has supplied furniture and other equipment such as carpet tiles and photocopiers to all the public and charitable bodies in Kumasi ranging from the police station, the hospital, and the schools. Benson's hostel for displaced children also got its fair share!

ICT Ghana

ICT Ghana

Computer illiteracy and lack of access to ICT are widely recognised as an increasingly powerful obstacle to the economic, civic and political development of Africa. Bright Gomez runs ICT Ghana, a project dedicated to bringing the internet and all its wonders to Ghana. We have worked closely with Bright for several years supplying him with the furniture to complement the computers that he gets from another great charity Digital Links.


Around 72 million children of primary school age in the developing world were not in school in 2005

1.4 billion people (a quarter of the developing World) live in extreme poverty

According to UNICEF, 24,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.”

Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names

 Less than one per cent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didn’t happen