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Thu May 14, 2015 09:00 AM - Thu Aug 29, 2019 06:15 PM
3087 E Pecos Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85048Phoenix, AZ85048
Making empty houses into homes
Furniture Bank is a Christian organization dedicated to helping families and individuals who are not as blessed as we are right now. We are not in the handout business, rather we are in the hand up business. We believe that every child should have their own safe bed to sleep in and a kitchen table to enjoy and share meals with their family.
We need help with grant writng, office administration, data base managment, commmunications, and client relations.
Furniture Bank gets direct referrals from Phoenix Area social service and helping agencies. They give families and individuals in need access to the Furniture Bank website. The family or individual then fills out the information form online and Furniture Bank receives their request and begins to review the request in an effort to assist the family. Furniture Bank then contacts the family directly to learn more information if it’s needed. Furniture Bank then sends a confirmation email to the contact person for the family as well as referring agency. Approximately 75% of Furniture Bank’s time is spent qualifying and serving homeless families in need of furniture and furnishings. Furniture Bank is 100% funded from in kind donations.
Our immediate goals are to pursue larger warehouse space, secure funding, and formalize relationships with commercial moving and logistics services. We are also increasing our volunteer staff by adding an administrator to handle office and book keeping duties, and training volunteers who can pick up small donations within the Ahwatukee and East Valley areas.