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Welcome to our new FBA website!

The Furniture Bank Association of North America is pleased to unveil its new website, geared to increase awareness of furniture banks and their missions and to provide useful collaboration and best practices information for furniture bank organizations.

FBANA Conference 2014 – Sept 10-11, Tacoma WA

Mark your calendars! The next Furniture Bank Association Conference will be hosted by the NW Furniture Bank in Tacoma, WA (near Seattle) on September 10-11, 2014 (Wed-Thur). Now is the time to seek funding (grants or other) or get funding approval to cover the cost of airfare and lodging. We sincerely hope you can join […]

FBANA Conference 2013 – Columbus OH, Apr 18-19

Twenty-six furniture banks from the U.S. and Canada sent executive directors, board members and volunteers to Columbus, Ohio on April 18-19 for the 2013 Furniture Banks Conference. Sixteen U.S. states and two Canadian provinces were represented, and attendees shared best practices, felt the energetic spirit, shared comaradery, and then returned to their own organizations with […]

FBANA Conference 2013 – changed to April 18-19

In order to take advantage of better hotel availability and rates, our 2013 Furniture Banks Conference has been moved to April 18-19 (Thurs-Fri). This will also insure milder, more spring-like weather for traveling. (The dates originally posted were March 7-8.) We hope you’ll mark your calendar and plan to attend!

Furniture Banks Conference 2013 – April 18-19

UPDATED! Mark your calendars! The next Furniture Bank Association Conference will be April 18-19, 2013 (Thur-Fri), in Columbus, OH. The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio will be the host for next spring’s conference. Some members had indicated at the November 2011 conference a desire to seek grant funding to cover the cost of airfare and […]

“Furniture Bank Association” announcement

It’s hard to believe that three months have passed since many of us gathered in Minneapolis. It was a great exchange of best practices and common barriers, and it demonstrated the tremendous potential of furniture banks coming together to share information. It is in this spirit that we are excited to announce that we’re advancing […]

Hotel Renovation Benefits Richmond VA Families

The CARITAS Furniture Bank has been all hustle and bustle this new year, collaborating with community partners to ensure the efficient and organized arrival of its largest donation to date, the entire contents of the former Ramada Hotel in Henrico. The 375 rooms worth of inventory are expected to serve about 450 families over six […]

Scouts Make Tables for Furniture Bank in Michigan

A group of Boy Scouts gave “the gift of home” to some struggling families in Pontiac MI recently, by partnering with the Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan to build some kitchen tables. Using a table design initiated by the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio in Columbus OH, the scouts were able to produce about 20 […]

Iowa Inmates Make Dressers For The Free Store

When Harry Swanson of The Free Store in Des Moines, IA, learned that inmates in Ohio were making dressers for families in need, he called Becky Munoz at Iowa Prison Industries and inquired about the possibility of have the Iowa inmates make dressers for domestic violence victims in need in Des Moines. Becky was happy […]