Rebuilding Lives

Life requires resilience.

Fresh Start provides people the opportunity to rebuild themselves, their lives, and in turn build high quality furniture and more for our customers.

In 2013, a volunteer asked a question.

In 2015, the answer became Fresh Start.

One day a volunteer at Grace Lutheran Church in the Asylum Hill section of Hartford, Connecticut noticed people in the community were

being ticketed for loitering. They were targeted because of as speaking with one another on the sidewalks surrounding the church.

The volunteer asked a local carpenter if he would be willing to build some benches so that people could sit on church property

without being disturbed. They walked around the church to see where the benches might be positioned and noticed across the street

a pile of used wood pallets as an apartment building was replacing furniture and appliances.

They smiled at each other saying, “There is the wood!”​ Fresh Start was born. 

Building our foundation.

In proud partnership with Global Giving, your contribution is made in a secure and direct way. The impact of your gift contributes

to our operations supporting our shop, supplies and most importantly our workers.  Consider your gift to Fresh Start today and help us build a stronger foundation for our future.