Recycling Furniture for Families
We cooperate with more than 50 local service agencies and churches. They pre-screen people for referrals–who must also pass our pre-screening. Pre-screening includes documentation of income and number of people in a household, among other information.
We give furniture to people living at or below the poverty line ($11,940 annual income for one person–$4,020 for each additional person.) Last fiscal year we helped 430 families and gave them 8,063 larger furniture pieces. But when smaller items–like knife sets and shower curtains are added in–we give away roughly three times more than larger items we count. We’ve helped people and helped save the earth for a decade.
We accept furniture at our warehouse but many items are picked up from our donor’s homes by our volunteers. We depend a great deal on monetary donations from individuals, businesses, churches, service groups and others to keep us helping the most needy in our community with essentials for basic human dignity. Your charity dollar goes far–we have a handful of paid employees and 50 volunteers.