Furniture Bank of Central Ohio provides free furniture to people in need due to poverty or other severe life challenges. Our goal is for all central Ohio families to live in furnished homes, thereby relieving suffering, strengthening family units, improving quality of life and building a better community.
The referring agency shares in the cost to serve a family. It costs about $1,300 per family to secure, pick up, store and deliver furniture to each family. The Furniture Bank acts as a centralized hub for Central Ohio social service agencies helping to leverage the generous donations of $5.3m worth of furniture for families in need.
We take stewardship of donor dollars seriously as they go directly to program services. In addition, our fee for service and social enterprise income constitutes 30% of our annual cash funding and covers all of our administrative and overhead costs.
Click here for more details on our service to families in need in the past 12 months.
Agency Referral fees – Cost-sharing with a small percentage of our costs by referring agencies and sponsors
Delivery Service fees – Same-day delivery of furniture to client homes (usually 3 to 4 hours) at below-market rates
Furniture with a Heart Thirft Store– We are online auctions of donated high valued furniture and furniture not well suited for client homes. All proceeds from the store go directly back into our mission.
This self-funding is about 30% of our annual budget, which is sufficient to pay all our administrative and overhead costs. As a result, donor dollars can go directly to help struggling families.
The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio provides free furniture to families and individuals who are financially unable to afford their own new or used furniture. Our success depends on people, from our volunteers and staff to the local community. Contact us today to partner with us in our new and creative efforts to create funding to turn more empty houses into homes.