The contest recognizes the preferred charities of Arpin Van Lines agents. Mark Silverman, president and CEO of Arpin agent Mark’s Moving & Storage, founded the furniture foundation. As winner of the charity contest, the foundation received $1,000.
“We’re very pleased to be recognized for our foundation and the public service it provides,” Silverman said. “The award will help us increase awareness of the foundation and the great work it does each year.”
Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to re-purpose discarded furniture and provide for charities and individuals in need. Since 2011, the foundation and its partners have distributed more than 2,700 pieces of re-purposed furniture. More than 300,000 pounds, or 150 tons, of furniture have been given to individuals and local charities, such as the Brookline Community Mental Health Center, United Way of Tri-County and Household Goods.