Throughout August Furniture Bank continued to assist families and individuals with a hand UP as they worked their way out of homelessness and helplessness.
One recent story I wanted to share with you is about 3 senior citizens. Harry, his brother, and their friend, all widowers, share an apartment that was destroyed by a fire. The seniors lost everything. One of our partner helping agencies who specializes in helping senior citizens contacted us after the seniors were relocated to a new home and shared the situation with us. Furniture Bank was able to supply needed beds, bedding, a TV, kitchen table, chairs, a couch, along with furniture and furnishings for all of the rooms. We received a thank you note from Harry; “You made our apartment a home again. Thanks again and God Bless..”
Furniture Bank is in the hand UP business and not the hand OUT game. This means we only work with clients that are actively participating in programs to help them achieve self-sustainability with work, finances, and a stable home. We work closely with Family Promise, Save the Family, and many other social services, helping groups, and the faith based communities.
The great news is that Furniture Bank has grown year after year and thrives. The challenge is that Furniture Bank has now outgrown its much relied on resources of storage, transportation, manpower, and funding resources. We need your help to allow Furniture Bank to continue its healthy growth.
Since we came into being in 2012 as a nonprofit and worked to gain our 501c3 public charity status, each year we have doubled our ability to serve the homeless and helpless throughout greater Phoenix. From a dozen in 2012 to over 200 served in 2015, we continue to grow because the need is here and it’s real. We have received many requests for assistance this year, but due to our lack of space, transportation, workers, and the funds to support this huge need, we will not be able to help everyone. We have reached our limit and need to expand in order to meet this increased demand for help.
In order to meet this growing need, we need to have access to and financial support for a large warehouse in or near the Ahwatukee and or East Valley area. We need to have a large box truck and funding to pay for it as well as 3 part time employees to help manage the daily needs of Furniture Bank.
Please pray about supporting Furniture Bank. Your financial gifts are welcome as every penny will go toward helping Furniture Bank to grow to meet the needs of our clients.
All donations will receive a tax receipt and any amount is appreciated.
DONATE HERE – www.FurnitureBank.us