The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio is new to Lancaster! The Furniture Bank takes donations of furniture and household goods and gives them to families in need.
We have volunteers help our families choose furniture and relay that information to our drivers for delivery. We can take volunteers Mondays - Fridays.
Many families in our area are affected by the economic impact of COVID-19. The Furniture Bank is one part of making a new home a possibility.
Here’s how we’re keeping volunteers safe: Temperature screenings will be done for all staff and volunteers. Masks are required for staff, volunteers, and clients. Social distancing is in place. Volunteer areas and frequently touched areas are disinfected regularly. Masks will be provided to volunteers who do not bring their own. Volunteer areas are climate controlled.
The mission of the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio is to provide a free furniture for individuals and families struggling with poverty and other severe life challenges - "Turning Empty Houses Into Homes." The organization was originally "Material Assistance Providers" from 1998-2006, and "MAP Furniture Bank" from 2006-2009.
We collect gently used furniture, appliances and household items, and distribute them free of charge to families trying to move out of difficult situations, which without help, can be emotionally and financially overwhelming. Our work gives these families a better chance at establishing a permanent and nurturing home.