Our Mission and Vision

The Mission of the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio is to reduce the impact of poverty by providing furniture to central Ohio families and individuals struggling with severe life challenges.

Our Vision is for all central Ohio families to live in furnished homes, thereby strengthening family units, improving quality of life and building a better community. Community collaborations and resource sharing make this possible on an ongoing basis.


The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio was established in 1998 as Material Assistance Providers (MAP) to help furnish the homes of people emerging from homelessness. Our first year of operation was in the basement of a church, and we provided furniture to 400 local families. In 2006, after a successful $1 million capital campaign, we moved into our current facility in Franklinton.

As a member of the Furniture Bank Association of North America, we are one of the largest furniture banks in the country, and have earned numerous awards for our program, including the Columbus Foundation Award in 2013.

In our 20 years of operation, we have served more than 60,000 families – totaling more than 184,000 individuals – right here in Central Ohio.

We continue our efforts with the help of over 7,000 furniture donors, 2,500 volunteers, and over 75 social service partners. Contact us today to learn how you can help.



How can we help you?

We continue our efforts with the help of furniture donors, volunteers, and social service partnerships.

What can I do to help as a volunteer?

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How Do I Request a Pick-up of Furniture?

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I Need Help – How Do I Get Furniture?

We accept appointments through case managers.

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Need furniture?

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