About Us

Fresh Start Furniture Bank - Furnishing Hope

Mission:

Fresh Start Furniture Bank helps restore hope, dignity, and stability in our community by recycling donated furniture and housewares for free to people in need.

Who we serve:

The people served by Fresh Start have at least one thing in common — they need help during a difficult time.

Fresh Start's customers are individuals and families in transition who need help to rebuild their lives. They include:

  • Victims of fires or floods
  • Women and children escaping abusive domestic situations
  • People coming out of shelters or halfway houses
  • War veterans
  • Refugees and recent immigrants to the U.S.
  • Individuals and families in recovery from physical and mental illness

What we do:

Fresh Start collects donations of furniture and home goods from the public and distributes them, for free, to people in need. In order to receive furniture people must obtain a referral from a social service agency. They then have 30 days to come in and select their items. We stock just about everything to furnish a household. They may place the items on hold for up to 1 week while they arrange transportation for the items.

 

Some Statistics:

  Agencies Families Helped Items Distributed
2014 75 180 2,435
2015 140 257 4,115

2016

196 328 8,244

2017 (est)

255 423 12,464

 

Budget:

As of 2017, our budget is quite simple: We have a $35K budget which basically consists of $25K for rent, $5K to run our truck and $5K for other expenses such as insurance, dumpster, Internet, utilities, etc. Due to this tight fiscal management, we can furnish an entire household for about $80. Think about that...

 

Governance:

Information about our board of directors, finance, etc.

In the news:

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