How Does the Furniture Bank Work?
The CARITAS Furniture Bank provides between 800 and 1000 individuals and families with furniture and essential household items each year. It is the only resource of its kind in Central Virginia. We receive donations of gently-used furniture and household goods from generous community members like you and distribute them to those in need in Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield. Our clients include women escaping domestic violence, individuals and families who have been homeless, elderly persons on limited incomes, people with mental and physical disabilities, refugee families from all over the world, youth and adults recovering from substance abuse, victims of natural disasters, and the working poor.
The Furniture Bank works in close partnership with over 90 local non-profit and social service agencies to provide basic household items to qualified individuals and families. Each client who comes through the Furniture Bank has been referred by a partner. A client sets up an appointment to shop with a trained volunteer who will guide the “shopper” through the Furniture Bank. Together, they pick out essential furniture for the client’s new home. The amount the client receives depends on the size of the household and the availability of items at the Furniture Bank.
Have a Client Who Needs Furniture?
As a referral partner, you will be able to assist your client with everything from beds and linens to pots and pans and dishes – all in one easy stop! To apply to become a partner, contact Sandra Morris, the Furniture Bank Program Manager, at (804) 887- 1591 or firstname.lastname@example.org.