Waco: Nonprofit To Repurpose Old Furniture, Profit Benefits Charities

By: Brittany Semadeni Email
By: Brittany Semadeni Email

WACO (February 12, 2013)--A new nonprofit group will make its home in Waco repurposing and updating old dilapidated furniture.

Waco Furniture Hospital is the brainchild of local businessman Wenceslao Lopez and friend Sharon Smirl.

The organization's name comes from Waco Shoe Hospital on 18th Street, the furniture store's soon-to-be neighbor.

“I like to find a piece on the side of the road and give it new life. The added bonus is we keep these things out of our landfills and I get to get my hands in some paint,” Smirl said.

Other services the organization will offer are furniture stripping and classes on furniture repair and painting.

A grand opening event is scheduled for Thursday from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Door prizes and special sales will be available on the doctored furniture pieces.

Furniture can be donated Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Organization founders say the profits from furniture sales will benefit a variety of local charities.

For more information call (254) 855-4127.

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