Dozens of agencies work with the homeless, domestic violence victims and low-income population providing temporary housing and recovery programs, but when their clients complete the programs they may have new housing and a new focus for their life, but they often have no furniture. NW Furniture Bank meets these needs by providing furniture to those transitioning into their own homes. Furniture is also available for foster children who age-out of the program, and for people who lose all of their possessions in natural disasters such as fire or flood.
The NW Furniture Bank strives to give their clients a bed to sleep on, a sofa to sit on, and a table to eat from. Hundreds of volunteers are using their time, talents and donated furniture to restore hope, dignity and stability to families that are working hard to rebuild their lives. learn more >
Rest, Renew, Restart
For 30 years Bill Lemke was bringing in good money as a wholesale furniture representative. He was the guy selling furniture to the furniture stores and he was great at it. Partly because he had his sales pitch down to a science. He realizes that furniture really is more than just stuff, especially when it’s given to someone who really needs it.
Published on Jul 22, 2014.
Old mattresses find new purpose in Tacoma
An estimated 30 million mattresses are discarded each year in this country, taking up lots of space in landfills. Two months ago, the City of Tacoma partnered up with non-profit organization, NW Furniture Bank, to put a dent into those numbers.
Published on May 8, 2014.
There is a notebook on the counter in the warehouse and we ask family members to jot down a note and tell us how their experience was and if getting…
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NW Furniture Bank helps restore hope, dignity, and stability in our community by recycling donated furniture to people in need.
"I brought a friend to pick out furniture for his first real home in about 46 years. Everyone was very helpful and courteous. Great job!"