About Us

Fresh Start Furniture Bank - Furnishing Hope


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:

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

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


196 328 8,244


265 439 15,184

2018 (est)

320 600 19,000



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...



Information about our board of directors, finance, etc.

In the news:

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