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First choice for quality and value

Do you need good quality furniture and household items at low prices? If so, Abacus Furniture Project could be the answer! We are open to the general public and everyone is welcome to come and browse our stock.  We can take payments by cash, card or cheques made payable to West Kent.

Abacus recycles unwanted, pre-used furniture and household items, preventing them from going into landfill and selling them on at low cost to families and people in need. At the Maidstone shop we also accept bric-a-brac. Our aim is to help everyone to furnish their homes without incurring debt.

We also collect donated furniture and electrical items free of charge.

All our soft furnishings comply with current fire regulations. We accept donations of electrical items but not televisions. All our electrical goods are safety tested before they leave our warehouse.

The money we raise is reinvested back into the projects to cover costs and to fund other community projects.

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Abacus bikes

Offenders at Youth Offending Institute and HM Prison Rochester are restoring old cycles that would otherwise be dumped in landfill sites so we can sell them at Abacus stores. This unique partnership is protecting the environment, supporting low-income families and giving prisoners new skills.

The scheme is the result of an innovative partnership between West Kent, the prison and FCC Environment, which is committed to keeping as much potentially reusable material as possible out of landfill.

Abacus stores now have a fantastic selection of these refurbished adult, children and toddler bikes, which come with one month’s warranty and a safety check list.

Prices start from as little as £20.

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This is an exciting collaboration between the public sector, a private company and the charitable sector and it is helping low-income families at the same time. This is three visions coming together for the good of the community."

Sallyann Povey, Crisis Prevention Manager