6 January, 2023
CHICAGO — No matter their cause, nonprofit organizations everywhere raise money with a focus on giving back to those they service, often putting their needs last. But in December, a Chicago organization found themselves on the receiving end, thanks to the generosity of a business owner.
Concordia Place is a nonprofit that focuses on childhood education. It was the recent grand prize winner of an office makeover. Valued at $23,000 dollars was all courtesy of Wurkwel Ventures founder and CEO Mason Awtry.
Founded in 2004, Wurkwel is comprised of several businesses including the Office Furniture Center on the city’s West Side. Passionate about sustainability, the company salvages, cleans and repurposes office furniture that might otherwise end up in a landfill.