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.
* Breaking News *
The Bower is partnering with Mums 4 Refugees to provide furniture and household goods to asylum seekers. The House to Home project aims to raise $10,000 to 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. Help turn a house into a home by donating today!
Crowdfunding Wall of Fame
Thanks to all these lovely folks who’ve pledged to help us provide furniture and household items to asylum seekers:
Supporters: Angie B, Elena Anderson, Imogene, Isobel Deane, Jane Healy, Jo Bennett, John L, Judy Tanner, Kerry Kasatchow, Kylie Flament, Michelle Lenard, Peter Carroll, Philippe Flatt, Sara Lubowitz, Simone Cameron, Tom Dawkins, Virgoe Buckland
Backers: Alice Collins, Anita Ayer, Bronwyn Forsyth, Carolyn Lee, Cathy Turner, Danielle Austin, El Gibbs, Jane Sinnamon, Jenny Leary, Jodie Catherine, Kathy Cocks, Laura Davies, Laurence Barre, Linda Braidwood, Meryl Rogers, Vikki Addicott
VIP’s: Bruce Boes, Daniela Smiriglia, Dare Kavanagh, David Gravina, Elizabeth Heywood, Ellen Forsyth, Emily McCosker, Gemma Ashton, Hellen Andalis, Janet Campbell, Julia Seddon, Louise Redmond, Margaret Johnson, Margaret O’Riordan, Michael Rumbold, Oanh Trinh, Sarah Chisholm, Sharon O’Grady, Tara Crisp, Trudy Phelps
Champions: Amanda Buckland, Ariel Ellis, Cathy Turner, Georgina, Guido Verbist, Hazel Storey, Jane Mayne, Judy Kowalksi, Lena Aahlby, Marion Langford, Mark Ferrington, Tam Ho
Super Supporter: Linda Davies, Louise Barrett-White
Ultimate VIPs: Manuela Crank, Nitu Gupta