6 Who Care: Furniture Friends

6 Who Care: Furniture Friends

For the past 18 years, Furniture Friends has helped to supply basic household furniture to clients in the Greater Portland area who lack the financial resources to furnish a residence.

Clients and their families manage a variety of challenges, such as poverty, mental illness, physical disabilities, mental disabilities and abuse. Thanks to Furniture Friends, many new Americans and veterans now have a place to turn to help.

In 2015, 319 households were served; 860 individuals now have a safe and stable household equipped with the necessities needed to move forward in life. Donations are welcomed from individuals, as well as hotels, furniture stores, and retirement communities, seeking a new home for their gently used furniture.

Furniture Friends’ 200 plus volunteers have logged 2,000 hours collecting and distributing gently used furniture from donors and helping transform houses into homes. 

Copyright 2016 WCSH


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