Across Central Ohio, families are experiencing the holidays in a very different and perhaps, at times, unsettling way. Families are separated by distance, gatherings are smaller, and typical holiday vacation views may now be replaced by your snow-dusted backyard. Without a doubt, COVID-19 has given a new meaning to “home for the holidays”, but it is surely a reminder of just how important a cozy and, more importantly, safe home is for a family this wintry season.
For families in our community who are affected by poverty and COVID-19, their homes are empty of warm beds, cozy couches, and a table perfect for a holiday meal. How can they be expected to feel genuine joy while home for the holidays when there’s no place to make meaningful memories? Luckily, that’s where we our generous FBCO community comes in. Adopt A Family today, and allow Home for the Holidays to ring joy for a family in need! Learn more or donate below.
21% of Ohio residents either missed their last rent or mortgage payment or feared not being able to make the next one
Rent has increased 6% in one year in Columbus
Unemployment has more than doubled since February in Central Ohio
70% of Ohio’s most common jobs don’t pay enough to afford a modest 2-bedroom apartment
We have continued to serve families who are in need of furniture and household goods for their homes during this unprecedented time through our Furniture for Families program.
“Think about the uncertainty that is surrounding us these days – it is making us stressed and afraid because we don’t know if we’ll be okay tomorrow. Then I think of our families, for many this frightening feeling is always there.
It makes me think how lucky I am to be a volunteer at the Furniture Bank to be able to give our families the necessary comforts of home, like the dressers that have been made and painted here.”
–Barb Powell, Volunteer
Families receive between 5 and 20 pieces of furniture
Furniture provides safety, security and stability during uncertain times
Adopt A Family This Holiday Season!
Every cent makes a difference. Consider a monthly donation or a workplace matching gift to support more families in need.
If you’d rather mail a check to adopt a family, please send to:
Adopt a Family Campaign
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
118 S Yale Ave
Columbus, OH 43222
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