A local charity is helping to find new homes for unwanted household items while also helping to tackle climate change.
The Covid19 crisis made the Isaro Community Initiative realise a lot of items heading for landfill could be reused by others in our community.
Isaro saw the demand for such items soaring during the Covid19 lockdown as shops closed, people lost their jobs leaving many more families in financial hardship and no longer able to afford new items.
They collected lots of clothing, furniture and bikes from people who no longer needed them and passed them on to new owners.
For some families even free goods were too expensive as they needed transport to collect and transport them.
So Isaro applied for funding to purchase an electric van which they use to pick up unwanted items and take them to their new homes – free of charge.
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Isaro continues to collect clothes, toys, shoes, furniture, bikes etc and deliver them straight to the door of the new owners without any additional costs.
They collect unwanted bikes in any condition, if the bikes need repair, they offer bike repair services and once repaired they find them new owners who will make good use of them.
Rose Sehakizinka, Isaro Project Coordinator, said: “Our goal is to go green and save the climate by ensuring that people understand the impact of carbon and how it damages the environment.
“We promote the use of bikes as bikes not only reduce carbon emissions to zero, but because they also promote good health as they are a great source of exercise.”
Isaro remain active within the community as the organisation continue to deliver Climate Conversation workshops for adults and young people and provide advice on Home Energy saving and Eco-driving.
If you have unwanted items in need of a new home or if there is something you need for your home you can share it to Isaro’s Reuse & Swap Facebook page or send them a message or call 0141 237 2620.