The Furniture Bank Service Model
We believe in the healing power of giving and receiving to empower communities to come together and support our most vulnerable populations. Learn our process from start to finish to see how we are working to make sure that every child has a bed to sleep on in the communities we serve.
The Furniture Bank
How do we get furniture to families in need?
People Donate Furniture To Happy Home Furniture Bank
Individuals, businesses, churches, community groups (you name it!) all donate furniture & household items to help make a house a home for their neighbors in need. Learn more about what we accept and schedule a furniture donation pick up
We Purchase Beds When Needed
We are committed to making sure that every child we serve has a bed to sleep on, so when donations of gently used beds don’t keep up with demand, we purchase NEW beds from your generous cash donations. Learn more about our Beds For Sleepyheads program and make a financial donation today.
Volunteers Build Furniture In Our Woodshop and Sort/Pack Household Donations For Delivery
We wouldn’t exist without the volunteers who put in over 200 hours each month to make sure we can fill orders to furnish over 1500 homes a year. Learn more about our Furniture Build program or sign up to volunteer in our warehouse with your family, friends, or co-workers.
Agencies Request Furniture For Qualified Individuals Receiving Supportive Services
Each family can request up to 18 pieces of furniture PLUS any housewares they need including pots, pans, dishes, small kitchen appliances, linens and wish list items like a television, vacuum, microwave, or other need. If we’ve GOT IT we GIVE IT! Learn more about our Partner Agencies.
We Deliver Furniture & Pick Up Donations 6 Days A Week, Collecting Over 20,000 Items and Furnishings Over 1500 Homes A Year.
Our trucks and distribution team are on the road Monday – Saturday delivering and setting up furnishings in the homes of neighbors in need and picking up donations from those who have some to spare. Learn more about what we accept and schedule a furniture donation pick up
Why A Furniture Bank?
It Takes A Village!
Furniture banks give furniture to families in need through partnership with social service agencies providing direct client-facing services. This approach helps verify need, limits unnecessary duplication of services, reduces administrative expenses, and works collaboratively to solve a basic human need at the community level for individuals, children, and families overcoming homelessness, poverty, domestic abuse, and other devastating circumstances.
Families are 3 times more likely to return to homelessness if not provided with basic and essential furnishings like a bed to sleep on…..a table to eat at….a sofa to gather. An individual or a family moving into a completely vacant apartment is not likely to want to stay there when they have nothing. New Life Furniture Bank’s mission is to provide this “missing piece” to end the cycle of homelessness.