Shuman Furniture Exchange and Revamp

November 1, 2016: Shuman Furniture Exchange and Revamp
Art holds a powerful therapeutic and rehabilitative capacity. Harnessing that energy, the Allegheny County Shuman Juvenile Detention Center has partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh to bring a first-of-its-kind “Furniture Exchange and Revamp Community Service Project.” Through this program, distressed furniture donated to the ReStore is sent to the Shuman Center where it is artfully refurbished and brought back to the ReStore for sale.

What’s the benefit?

As the residents of Shuman Center journey through recovery in preparation to re-enter our communities, the Furniture Exchange and Revamp Project encourages them to be productive citizens and creative individuals. Training in creative ability, problem solving and idea generation is needed in any career; this opportunity allows these individuals to explore that space. The Shuman Center hopes to make its voice heard to positively influence art budget cuts that negatively affect our lives, education systems, and culture. 

How can I support?

Come to the Habitat Greater Pittsburgh ReStore and purchase a one-of-a-kind piece to support the arts, Shuman Center, and the ReStore.

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