Mike Devolin, associate director of facilities at SFU Surrey, had the idea to donate the furniture to community partners.
"The furniture, though at the end of life, would still provide useful value to community partners with limited resources,” says Devolin. He ran the idea by Steve Dooley, executive director of the Surrey campus, and together they began to reach out to community partners.
Devolin says the idea not only benefits the local community, but also the environment.
"The furniture would possibly end up in the landfill, with the exception of any scrap metal that could be salvaged.”