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Uhuru, the used-furniture store at Spruce at Camac streets, is moving after nearly two decades in its spot. If you’ve just bought furniture there, you may remember it for how incredibly crammed it is with furniture, which is nearly always stacked up in Jenga towers almost to the ceiling. It’s different from many thrift stores in more than that, though:

Uhuru Furniture is an economic development project of the African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF). For [nearly 20] years, we have collected furniture donations from community supporters like you and put them up for sale at our storefront location at 1220 Spruce St. Supporters contribute to this work by donating furniture, shopping and volunteering. Uhuru Furniture is different than a charity thrift store – 100% of the profits benefit APEDF!

Uhuru Furniture represents the sector of Philadelphia that wants to see genuine change and support sustainable economic development by and for the African community.

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