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Mission Statement The Furniture Bank provides beds and essential home furnishings to children and families in need. Vision Statement It is our vision that every family emerging from homelessness in the Phoenix area can live with dignity in homes that... Read more
The Furniture Bank provides beds and essential home furnishings to children and families in need.
It is our vision that every family emerging from homelessness in the Phoenix area can live with dignity in homes that are properly furnished, that children have access to a safe and comfortable sleep environment, and that all useable furniture will be efficiently reused, repurposed, or recycled.
The Furniture Bank is a 501c3 Public Charity and our federal EIN # is EIN # 46-2771809
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.
Furniture Bank gets direct referrals from Phoenix Area scial 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.
In 2013 we were blessed to be able to serve 50 families. As of November of this year we have already served over 100 families with more currently in the process to receive assistance. This year we have received more furniture donations from local individuals and families allowing us to help more families.
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.