SOFA Project is launching an appeal for quality reusable furniture and household goods following an increase in demand from low-income families.
Despite the recent fall in headline inflation, the price of furniture has risen by over 11% in the last year according to February’s figures released by the Office of National Statistics. The price of fridge and freezers have risen by nearly 16%.
The furniture and household goods donated to SOFA Project will be used to meet local needs, including Bristol City Council’s Local Crisis & Prevention Fund.
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “The fund supports over 4,000 low income households a year and is even more crucial now as the national cost of living crisis continues.”
Other furniture will be sold through SOFA Project’s shops in Gloucester Road and West Street in Old Market.
Nicci Peck, CEO, said: “We will be pleased to receive good quality reusable household goods and furniture people of Bristol can donate to the likes of SOFA Project. We can also come out and collect for free. ”
SOFA Project has been running for over 40 years in Bristol working with other charities in the region and has been able to help thousands of families.
Donations can be made to SOFA Project and arrangements for free collection by contacting https://www.sofaproject.org.uk/