Welcome to The Bower
The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre is an environmental charity committed to reducing waste going to landfill. Our Marrickville shopfront sells furniture, appliances, household goods, salvaged building materials, bikes, books and more. It’s a treasure trove of delights with new items arriving daily. You never know what you’ll find – all at incredibly low prices.
We offer a collection service – free for certain participating council areas of Sydney – for household furniture and items that are in good usable condition. The Bower truck can also deliver your purchases too.
You can learn a new skill with The Bower’s ‘Tricks of the Trade’ workshops – in basic carpentry, furniture repair and restoration, furniture painting or introductory upholstery. During school holidays we offer kids’ recycled art and mosaic workshops.
On Wednesdays visit The Bower’s Repair Cafe, for free assistance with dodgy electrical items, wobbly bikes and rickety timber furniture. The Repair Cafe operates from 1pm – 4pm. Or for bigger items, we have an in-house repair service available also.
The Bower is partnering with Mums 4 Refugees to provide furniture and household goods to asylum seekers. The House to Home project has raised $13, 651 via crowd funding. These funds will provide Bower gift certificates to asylum seekers giving them the dignity of choice in selecting their preferred furniture and household items, which will then be delivered via The Bower truck. With the Mums 4 Refugees networks and The Bower’s logistical capacity, together we can assist families with practical needs such as sourcing and delivering large furniture items.
Crowdfunding Wall of Fame
Thanks to all these lovely folks who pledged to help us provide furniture and household items to asylum seekers:
Alicia Miller ~ An Marosszeky ~ Angie B ~ Bernie Hobbs ~ Cameron Burgess ~ Colleen Williams ~ Diana van Bell ~ Eena Anderson ~ Emma Black ~ Imogene ~ Isobel Deane ~ Jacqui Biffin ~ Jacqui Fine ~ Jane Healy ~ Jo Bennett ~ Joelle Patten ~ John Bayley ~ John L ~ Judy Tanner ~ Katharine Cook ~ Kerry Kasatchow ~ Kylie Flament ~ Maaike Pullar ~ Mary Payne ~ Michelle Lenard ~ Patricia Maganja-Graf ~ Peter Carroll ~ Peter Wale ~ Philippe Flatt ~ Ruta Lipace ~ Sara Lubowitz ~ Simone Cameron ~ Tina Hsu ~ Tom Dawkins ~ Virgoe Buckland ~ Wendy Roe
Alice Collins ~ Alice Lo ~ Alison Campbell ~ Andy Marks ~ Anita Ayer ~ Aurelia Gallardo ~ Belinda Wright ~ Bronwyn Forsyth ~ Carolyn Lee ~ Cathy Turner ~ Chris Gately ~ Danielle Andrews ~ Danit Spiers ~ David Kuhn ~ Des Mulcahy ~ Eileen Brennan ~ El Gibbs ~ Elisabeth Barry ~ Fetalaiga Peseta ~ Inner West Steiner Playgroup ~ Jane Sinnamon ~ Jen Tancheff ~ Jenny Leary ~ Joan Taniane ~ Jodie Catherine ~ Kathy Cocks ~ Kellie Darley ~ Kim De Deckker ~ Laura Davies ~ Laurence Barre ~ Leah Williams Veazey ~ Linda Braidwood ~ Louise Butler ~ Luke Mitchell ~ Lyndell De Ridder ~ Mahdi Chardi ~ Margaret Redestowicz ~ Marina Gulline ~ Melissa Bungcaras ~ Meryl Rogers ~ Pamela Mina ~ Pat Clarke ~ Sabena Winston ~ Sabina Morrow ~ Saima Haq ~ Susan Singh ~ Umbilico Pty Ltd ~ Vikki Addicott ~ Wendy Bishop
Anthony Ogle ~ Bruce Boes ~ Cheryl Fowler ~ Daniela Smiriglia ~ Danika Hall ~ Dare Kavanagh ~ David Gravina ~ Elizabeth Heywood ~ Ellen Forsyth ~ Gemma Ashton ~ Hellen Andalis ~ Henry Tapia ~ Janet Campbell ~ Julia McCosker ~ Julia Seddon ~ Leila Shunnar ~ Lindy Crisp ~ Louise Redmond ~ Margaret Johnson ~ Margaret O’Riordan ~ Mathew Howard ~ Michael Rumbold ~ Oanh Trinh ~ Phill Wall ~ Sarah Chisholm ~ Sarah Low ~ Sharon O’Grady ~ Tara Crisp ~ Trudy Phelps
Alastair Lyall ~ Amanda Buckland ~ Ariel Ellis ~ Cathy Turner ~ Cara MacLeod ~ Carlene Colahan ~ Christine Clarke ~ Clare R ~ Diane Wanasawage ~ Emily McCosker ~ Georgina ~ Guido Verbist ~ Hazel Storey ~ Jane Mayne ~ John Brodie ~ Judy Kowalksi ~ Lena Aahlby ~ Liam Noble ~ Marion Langford ~ Mark Ferrington ~ Mary Mortimer ~ Meron Wilson ~ Narelle Stow ~ Pauline Mackiewicz ~ Tam Ho ~ Veronica Nou
Helen McCarthy ~ Jeff Andrews ~ Leanne Gibbs ~ Linda Davies ~ Louise Barrett White ~ Ruth Kotevich ~ Vythehi Elango
Ultimate VIPs: Amanda Hickie ~ Gordon Rowell ~ Manuela Crank ~ Nitu Gupta ~ The Ultimo Project
Out-of-this-world champion ultimate supporter: Jackie Maxted