Blog Date: February 2019

Diamond’s Story

Posted on February 28, 2019

Diamond’s Story Diamond, seven months pregnant, has been sleeping on the hard floor during her entire pregnancy. She already has two small children and lives on a very modest income. Needing furniture, especially beds for the children and herself to make the rest of her pregnancy easier, Diamond and her family came to the Furniture …

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President’s Message

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President’s Message Community-based organizations are facing increased demand for services on their limited resources and the issues being addressed by the nonprofit community today are becoming more complex. This combination of stressors is leading a number of nonprofits to turn to more strategic partnerships that can generate more capacity and strengthen the mission of the …

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Retired craftsmen make educational toys for low-income kids

Posted on February 18, 2019

Our woodworkers not only volunteer with us, but some of them started their own nonprofit, Craftsmen for Kids. This group makes wooden toys for local kids. Each holiday season, we provide warehouse space for their toy distribution efforts and help distribute toys to children in need. Read more at The Columbus Dispatch…

Burrito Bash

Posted on February 14, 2019

Join us for a benefit event Chipotle in Grandview! Anyone who mentions “Furniture Bank of Central Ohio” at checkout for their in-store order will have 33% of their bill donated to the 2019 Bed Race! So tell your friends, family or teammates to join you for a burrito (or two) and help a great cause.  …

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Philanthropitch Columbus 2019

Posted on February 5, 2019

We will be participating in Philanthropitch Columbus on March 4th, 2019 presented by Kiwanis Club of Columbus and SocialVentures at the Speaker Jo Ann Davidson Theatre, formerly Capitol Theatre at the Rife Center. Philanthropitch “is a social impact fast pitch competition on a mission to scale innovative nonprofits,” according to the group’s website. Philanthropitch Columbus will invest $100,000 in …

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FBCO Named in Easton Change for Charity 2019 Program

Posted on February 1, 2019

We have been named one of the organizations for Easton’s 2019 Change for Charity program! The Furniture Bank will be highlighted throughout Easton and benefit from a portion of the parking meter revenue for the months of July and August. Read More…