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Where does the money go?

Where does the money go?

In a blog post last month we told you about how 98% of every dollar we spend goes towards our programming. But… what does that mean? This week we wanted to elaborate on what our program expenses are so our donors know exactly what their dollars are doing in our...
The Story of Dennis Bouck & the Fridge

The Story of Dennis Bouck & the Fridge

When on a site visit, Noel and I (Emily Jo) would spend a lot of time in the car together waiting on clients and case managers or stuck in traffic. That time was spent telling stories and explaining protocols. One of the most memorable stories Noel told me was that of...

A Bed fit for a King!

Our monthly Pop-Up Auction is a great place to find vintage furniture, brand new kitchen electronics, and unique art. It’s also a treasure trove of wacky and lovely items that we enjoy curating throughout the month. Debbie Carter, the vice-chairman of...
The Tools Required to Renest

The Tools Required to Renest

Pre-pandemic, Renesting offered three levels of service: Pick-Up, Delivery, and Renest. Sadly, to date, we have been unable to resume our delivery or Renest services. We are not sending volunteers to our clients’ homes in an effort to observe social distancing. While...
Lean, Green, Helping Machine

Lean, Green, Helping Machine

The Renesting machine relies equally on each of its pieces working together- if any piece falters, the whole thing stops working. We can’t do what we do without your donation to Renesting. Whether it be your time as a volunteer or board member, or your gently...
The Treaty of Upstairs

The Treaty of Upstairs

The gently used furniture and household items that Renesting receives come from donors all over the area. Renesting receives some very interesting donations. Over the course of our eleven years, we have had the pleasure of receiving donations from clients we...
The Building of a Nest, Part 2

The Building of a Nest, Part 2

Close your eyes and imagine the stress, frustration, and pressure of moving day. Packing everything you own, trying to stay organized, struggling to move your bigger pieces of furniture, losing track of where you put the tape, the scissors, or the screws to put your...
The Building of a Nest, Part 1

The Building of a Nest, Part 1

If you have read our origin story you know that the Nest hasn’t always been at 1331 Driftwood Drive. We started in the parking lot of Asbury Methodist Church, moved to a warehouse on E. Texas Street, then to 1303 Driftwood Drive. In 2017, our landlord, Scott,...
The Parable of the Purple Sofa

The Parable of the Purple Sofa

In Renesting’s first year serving clients, we received a donation of a very large, very beautiful purple sofa, it took about three people to move. Back then we were operating out of Asbury Methodist’s parking lot and loading a trailer every second Saturday...