Charity Offers Ethical Weekly Payment Service for Household Items
Foundations Furniture is a charity in Gateshead which collects donated household items from local residents and makes them available to people experiencing hardship. The charity offers a range of services to ensure everyone can access affordable furniture. This includes an ethical, affordable weekly payment service in partnership with NEFirst Credit Union and The Gateshead Housing Company.
Foundations has a range of beds, mattresses, bedroom furniture, dining tables and chairs, electrical appliances, kitchen appliances, sofas/suites and much more, both new and pre-loved.
The weekly payment service is saving households hundreds, and in some cases thousands, of pounds.
For example, one of our high quality, new double bed and mattress sets costs just £175 to purchase by cash or card. With our weekly payment services over one year, the maximum repayment would be £4.19 per week (total repayment £217.96) over one year. At weekly payment stores on the high street, a similar bed would cost £17.49 per week and has a total repayment cost of £907.40. See our poster below to view the beds, both of which have two drawers on the divan base and headboards which are sold separately. Our charity therefore saves households £740, for just one item!
To find out more, or to apply in store, speak to Brett or Michael when visiting or calling. We are in the Teamscraft Workshops on Askew Road West, Gateshead, NE8 2PB. Our telephone number is 0191 4778337.
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