About us

Our Mission

We are a second-hand furniture store in East London and our mission is to prevent reusable items from going to landfills. We re-use and up-cycle to help those in need by providing good quality second-hand furniture and household items at affordable prices.

Not-for-profit

TCL Reuse was set up in 2016 with the help of the Lighthouse Furniture Project based in Brentwood, Essex. Their partnership helped us establish a good working model on which to expand on. In 2018 TCL Reuse became self-sufficient and began operating as an independent charity in which all profits are used to support Teen Challenge London, a street outreach and drug & alcohol rehabilitation ministry.

A charity

We are a registered charity and as a used furniture store we provide furniture to those on low income at significantly reduced prices and in some instances for free. We work with a wide variety of agencies and seek to help those who are struggling to help themselves.  We also are able to offer a variety of City & Guilds training courses as well as employment opportunities to those going through rehabilitation.

Volunteering opportunities

We provide volunteering opportunities in Ilford and work with a range of local agencies to provide support for individuals that have been marginalised through ill health, long-term unemployment or life experiences.

Environmentally responsible

Our goal is to re-use and then up-cycle, not recycle, but we do ensure that anything we can’t reuse is recycled if possible. Many of the items donated to us would have gone to a landfill if they had not come to us. 

Our profits support the following areas:

Street Outreach Food Programme

We support work to distribute nearly 20,000 meals every year to those on the streets, six evenings a week.

Drop-in Centres

We support daytime drop-in centres situated within churches. This follows on from the street outreach food programme.  Drop-in not only focusses on providing free meals but also giving those on the streets a chance to talk and information about the different options available to help a specific need.

E-Gangs Project

E-Gangs reaches out to some of the most prevalent and vulnerable gang members in and around London.

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

We support a 28-bed residential rehabilitation programme situated in Ilford, for men aged 18 to 60 years suffering from addiction. It also provides City & Guilds training courses for the men on the programme.