Furniture Bank would like to thank the Foothills Women’s Club for selecting us as their Charity of Choice for 2016. President Shelly Miller and her team presented Furniture Bank with a check for $1500 to be used to purchase beds for our families and clients in need. This gift allows Furniture Bank to buy new beds for our clients. We are humbled to receive this wonderful gift and honored that we were chosen. Thank you Shelley, Liz, Maggie, and the rest of the Foothills Women’s Club for helping us to help others in a bigger way!
Prior to the gift from the Foothills Women’s Club, an unexpected financial donation came our way in late May and as it is with our history we knew an extraordinary request would follow…
We received a request for assistance from a Phoenix based children’s hospital. They were assisting a young child with a very serious lung condition that required him to have a special bed. The child’s family was not in a financial position to be able to purchase the needed bed and mattress. Furniture Bank worked with the hospital’s social workers to learn the specific needs for the bed, mattress, and bedding. We did some assertive and educated shopping and not only found the needed bed, bedding and mattress, but also were able to have it delivered and set up for the family so their child could have it to sleep in when he discharged from the hospital. Without the unexpected financial gift, Furniture Bank would have had a challenge to meet this need.
Furniture Bank continues to receive a wide variety of daily requests from people in all types of situations and challenges, our average client is a single mother with 3 children usually all under the age of 10. We are also helping veterans, elderly, and people overcoming physical and mental challenges to regain self-sustainability, independence, employment, and their own places to live. Working in partnership with the various helping agencies and social service organizations in our greater Phoenix area allows us to give those working to achieve self-sustainability a hand up as they move back into jobs and affordable and safe housing. We are in the Hand –UP business and not the hand –OUT game.
The temperatures have been extremely high for Phoenix this year. Furniture Bank has come alongside ministry partner Faith Through Works Fellowship and its Advocate Fellowship and LTBR Marketing teams to partner with partner with Phoenix Heat Relief Network This network is valley wide and provides hydration, respite and wellness checks during the summer months.
Furniture Bank continues to look and pray for financial support to accommodate a warehouse so we can expand our operations and serve even more folks in our community. Please share our need and pray for our continued healthy growth.
We can always use your gently used and no longer needed furniture and furnishings. As always, every donated penny goes toward supporting our client families and individuals needs for their homes.
Please pray about helping us help others! All donations are tax deductible!
Let the blessings Roll!
Furniture Bank is a 501c3 public charity and every penny donated goes toward helping our families, veterans, and individuals in need. We are in the hand-UP business and not the HANDOUT GAME! Please help us help others! http://www.furniturebank.us/arizona-tax-credit.html
Foothills Women’s Club https://www.foothillswomensclub.org/
Phoenix Heat Relief Network https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservic…/…/volunteer/heat-relief
Faith Through Works Fellowship http://www.faiththroughworksfellowship.org/
LTBR Marketing http://www.faiththroughworksfellowship.org/ltbr-marketing.html