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By April 20, 2017No Comments3 min read

Donate Used Furniture, Earn Valuable Rewards and Celebrate Earth Day with Goodwill®and IKEA US

Launched in 1970 to bring attention to environmental issues, Earth Day is a time to promote earth-friendly practices such as recycling and sustainable living. We all do our part in recycling small items — bottles, newspapers, cans, and so on — but what about the larger things? Unfortunately, due to furniture’s unwieldy size and materials, it can be challenging for consumers to find responsible and easy solutions for recycling these larger household goods.

By partnering with IKEA US, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. will offer a simple and rewarding solution for donating used furniture. During its first annual furniture take back held in conjunction with IKEA’s “Sustainable Living Your Way” event on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, representatives from Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. will be on hand at the Baltimore IKEA (in White Marsh) parking lot between 10 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to accept your furniture donation and issue important tax receipts. As a reward for your generous donation, you’ll earn a coupon for $20 off an IKEA purchase of $150 or more, valid April 22 through May 21, 2017 (limit one per household).

The furniture received at IKEA “Sustainable Living Your Way” events and sold at Goodwill stores will be used to create job training and placement opportunities for people in local communities and throughout the United States, helping people find jobs, earn paychecks, and build their skills and credentials.

The IKEA US “Sustainable Living Your Way” event will also include an array of in-store activities, including workshops, giveaways and discounts. IKEA family members will have the chance to win a $100 gift card (four winners per store), as well as a SLADDA bicycle ($399 value, one winner per store), and sustainable living games and workshops will take place throughout the day.

Items accepted at these Earth Day events include bedframes, bedside tables, dressers, bookcases, armoires, dining tables and chairs, sideboards, desks and desk chairs, file cabinets, sofas, coffee tables, side tables and other furniture products from any brand or maker. Items not accepted through the IKEA/Goodwill furniture take back include mattresses, bedding, children’s furniture and used children’s products or toys. We are so pleased to be a part of this inaugural program right here in Baltimore.

Please join us as we celebrate Earth Day and support IKEA and Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.’s joint mission to promote sustainable living and strong communities.

The Baltimore IKEA is located at 8352 Honeygo Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21236 or, to find a participating IKEA store near you, visit