This Month's Spotlight
September 2018 - GirlForward
GirlForward makes it their mission to help young refugee girls who have been displaced by conflict. They do this through education, assistance, and support, working specifically with teenage girls (ages 14- 21) who have been resettled as refugees in Austin from countries including Afghanistan, Syria, DR Congo, Burma, and many others. Through their mentoring program, Camp GirlForward, and their Safe Spaces, the local non-profit is able to guide dozens of young women to happier and healthier living conditions.
Their work helps dozens of young women in Austin, so we donated a total of eight desks to help get them standing. They'll soon be tasking at six of our reclaimed elm and two of our natural rubberwood height adjustable desks, which allow them to work in comfortable and healthy postures.
Read more about GirlForward on our blog.
Our mission doesn't stop at helping customers lead healthier, more productive lives. At UPLIFT Desk, we strive to be a caring neighbor that gives back to our hometown of Austin, Texas. Each month, we work with a different local charity or nonprofit and donate up to 10 desks of their choice, helping them stay healthy and happy while they work to make our community a better place.
If you know of an organization we should work with, click here to tell us about them. Thank you for your help in improving the lives of those who work every day to better our city!
August 2018 - Austin Parks Foundation
Established in 1992, Austin Parks Foundation works hand-in-hand with many communities throughout town to ensure easy and safe access to outdoor spaces, including its 300+ parks, trails, and greenbelts.
Even though a lot of their missions take place outdoors, it's the work behind the scenes that leads many of the members of APF to the indoors, which means many of them sit in an office chair, sometimes for the better part of the day. We provided them with a few ergonomic chairs, including 12 UPLIFT Pursuit Ergonomic Chairs and six UPLIFT Vert Ergonomic Chairs, to help keep them comfy and cool while they work hard to keep Austin's parks looking great.
Read more about Austin Parks Foundation on our blog.
July 2018 - Project Transitions
Project Transitions' goal is to provide medically-supportive, affordable housing and recuperative care for people living with HIV and AIDS in Austin. Clients at Doug's House are given around-the-clock care from social workers, caregivers, and a Registered Nurse. Their team operates two transitional apartment complexes for people living with HIV and AIDS and their families. Project Transitions’ also runs Top Drawer Thrift, some of Austin's most loved thrift stores, which sell donated items to fund their programs.
Read more about Project Transitions on our blog.
June 2018 - Girlstart
Girlstart makes it their mission to educate young girls in STEM studies, preparing them with the mental tools to tackle important problems in the future. The group gives girls all over Austin the opportunity to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math in after-school programs, summer camps, and conferences.
Last year, Girlstart provided STEM opportunities for more than 27,400 people, and their numbers continue to grow. Our team donated 10 complete height-adjustable desks to the group, including a few of our bamboo and GREENGUARD laminate desks, giving them stylish and eco-friendly sit-stand workstations that will help them work healthier and with more comfort.
Read more about Girlstart on our blog.
May 2018 - Texas Housers
Texas Housers works to make Austin and Greater Texas a better place to live by ensuring that every person, regardless of income, is able to purchase a home in a safe and clean community.
The staff members behind Texas Housers spend a majority of their day at their desks. It takes a lot of computer work to help so many people, so we gifted the group seven desks to make their jobs, and lives, a little healthier. We're excited to see what they can do when they're comfortable while they researching, organizing, and problem-solving at their new sit-stand desks!
Read more about Texas Housers on our blog.
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