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Raleigh, North Carolina-
Rae Marie Czuhai is The Green Chair Project’s new Director of Development. Rae Marie joined the agency in February 2020 and leads development activities for the non-.profit organization which provides furniture and household items to families in need.
Since it’s establishment in 2010, Green Chair has provided furnishings to 10,000+ individuals of all ages around Wake County, including serving 3,115+ households, delivering bed sets to 3,700+ bed sets to children—helping these individuals move one step closer to self-sufficiency.
Rae Marie has extensive years of experience with marketing, fundraising, and stewarding relationships through the banking industry and fundraising positions at the Montessori School of Raleigh, Artspace, and Communities in Schools of Wake County. Most recently, Rae Marie worked at Mainstreet Collection as Director of Marketing. She is a graduate of Peace College and the University of NC-Chapel Hill and has served on the Board of Trustees at William Peace University, Hillyer Memorial Christian Church Council, and at the Junior League of Raleigh.
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Learn more below about The Green Chair Project:
The Green Chair Project was founded in 2010 by real estate professionals to provide people in need quality furniture and household items while creating a dignified shopping experience for families who cannot afford to purchase new items for their homes. Their vision came to life through partner agencies who identify families who have gained stable housing after homelessness or other crises, but lack the resources to furnish their new home.
Today, Green Chair is the only full furnishing provider in Wake County. Through the Family Furnishings program, referred families pay a small buy-in fee and have the opportunity to select all the furnishings and items needed to help create a stable home.
In 2013, Green Chair launched the Sweeter Dreams program to address the need for children’s beds in Wake County. Sweeter Dreams partners with social workers from Wake County Public Schools to provide children (who do not have a bed of their own) with beds.
In addition, Green Chair supports low-income families recovering from disasters such as the devastation of Hurricane Florence in 2018. Green Chair launched a Disaster Relief Program to provide full furnishing packages to families in eastern North Carolina who had lost homes and possessions due to Florence.
The organization continues to partner with many companies, organizations, and government partners to deliver assistance to over 540 households.
To learn more about The Green Chair Project visit their website here: https://www.thegreenchair.org/
Feature story on WRAL about Green Chair here: https://www.wral.com/non-profit-changes-its-mission/19061124/
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Want to help? Look here: https://www.thegreenchair.org/donate