Partnered with Annie Sloan Interiors, Jemma from Shed Eleven has joined a mission to redirect some of the tonnes of furniture that ends up in landfill each year. Redirecting these items instead to Not for Profits after refurbishing them as part of a Keep Australia Beautiful initiative. This mission is called the Paint to Donate Australia project.
For the Paint to Donate Australia project, Shed Eleven chose the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Womens shelter as the recipient. And as a result, Jemma has:
- Used Trauma Informed Interior Design principles to improve engagement and wellbeing of the shelter’s occupants.
- Coordinated the public donation of up to 98 items of furniture and homewares, and business donations of plants, bags & funds to cover upcycling costs.
- Involved the community with volunteer groups and working bees to refurbish the donated goods.
Together with fellow volunteers and contributors, Jemma has made a big difference to the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Womens shelter and hopefully to the lives of the women who will pass through there. The good news is that the ‘Paint to Donate Australia’ (coinciding with Keep Australia Beautiful week) will be an annual event. Every year saving furniture from landfill and making someone’s life better. For more information click through HERE to the Shed Eleven Facebook page.