Over the next month, as the Packers organization makes the short move from its current office space at Lambeau Field to the new east wing that is the Titletown Atrium, some 200 furniture items are expected to become unneeded by the organization, but they won't go unused.
Instead, the Packers will donate all unneeded furniture items to a pair of long-standing charity partners in St. Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army to benefit the greater Brown County/Green Bay area.
Salvation Army Major Robert Fay said the furniture -- mostly chairs, desks, filing cabinets, etc. -- will go a long way toward brightening the lives of underprivileged area residents.
"It may seem like little more than a collection of used furniture to most people, but for the Salvation Army and the people we serve, it really is an answer to prayer," Fay said.
"For many, many years, the Salvation Army has been turning furniture and appliances into food and shelter. It's not a miracle, it's not magic, it's simply (achieved) through the generosity of a community and the compassion of those who want to meet the needs of other people . . .
"I am delighted to be a part of an organization that is able to be a part of this Lambeau Field project. We look forward to working with St. Vincent de Paul and the Packers, to continue to meet the needs of our community."
The Packers football operations staff is set to be operational in the new east wing July 15, with the administrative staff moving later and becoming operational July 29. All furniture deemed unnecessary in the new building will then be held in storage for approximately one month's time so a final inventory can be conducted, after which the items will be turned over to St. Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army.
Items that will not be available to the charity groups will be memorabilia-related artifacts, which will be preserved within the Packers organization, housed either within the Titletown Atrium or the Packers Hall of Fame.