Paying rent is not the only financial obstacle to securing permanent housing. The cost of furnishings can cripple a family on the brink of homelessness and threaten its ability to remain self-sufficient. For victims of natural disasters or homelessness, the ability to fill a home with the basic necessities of living is as important, and difficult, as finding a home itself.
But with your support, we can give them what they need to turn an empty house into a home.
Your tax-deductible donations of gently used furniture, kitchenware, linens, and basic household items are an easy, green, and cost-free way to help hundreds of your neighbors regain their lives and acquire the basics of a functioning home.
CARITAS is the only furniture bank helping needy families in Central Virginia. It has provided beds to nearly 2000 children since 2010- that is more than the student population of SIX SEPARATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. The furniture bank provides other household essentials (valued at over $1,000,000) to nearly 800 families annually who are struggling to overcome homelessness. In addition to facilitating long-term stability, the CARITAS Furniture Bank also helps the environment by receiving, repairing, and dispersing over 180 tons of reusable goods and materials (that would have otherwise gone to landfills) to qualified individuals and families in need.