Because home is more than four walls
When you donate to Philadelphia Furniture Bank, your furniture goes directly to Philadelphia residents in need. Plus, you're helping the environment by recycling your furniture and keeping it out of landfills. All furniture donations are tax deductible.
Philadelphia Furniture Bank collects gently used furniture from the public in our warehouse and provides it to individuals and families in crisis. We work with a network of member agencies that refer clients to us.
How it works
Innovative partnerships let us keep overhead low while offering skills training and employment to veterans and people with disabilities.
With efficiencies of scale, we can meet the City's need to furnish housing for people moving out of homelessness and in other crises.
People in need are able to make a home and feel safe and comfortable, with beds to sleep in and a table and chairs for family meals.
We offer a simple, practical solution for donating unused furniture items that are still too good to just throw away.
News & Updates
On a sunny June day, Yonnette came into the Philadelphia Furniture Bank. The Philadelphia Furniture Bank, a project of Pathways to Housing PA, provides furniture for individuals and families moving out of homelessness. Most clients that come into the furniture bank live in homes without couches, beds, tables, and even lights. Yonnette was one of thsoe individuals.
"Do you have any kids?" we asked.
"Yes, I have two boys, ages 9 and 10. I also have two twins on the way!" she said with glee.
This week at the Philadelphia Furniture Bank we interviewed Manny, a Mission Year volunteer. Manny has been working at the furniture bank for seven months. Mission Year is a Christian volunteer program meant to provide a lifestyle led by faith, community, and service. This program provides services in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Houston and partners with local churches, non-profits, and activists trying to transform their communities. Before Manny's experience at the furniture bank comes to a close on July 27th, we sat down and asked him a few questions.
There's a new intern at the Philadelphia Furniture Bank this week - thanks to a partnership with New Leash on Life. New Leash on Life is a non-profit, prison-dog training program, dedicated to improving the life of inmates and saving the lives of dogs. After serving their time, formerly incarcerated individuals interview with multiple organizations including the Philadelphia Furniture Bank and are offered internships to gain the job training and experience necessary to re-enter the workforce.
The Philadelphia Furniture Bank was awarded a complete IKEA makeover from the IKEA store in South Philadelphia. The makeover will create a gathering space for families moving out of homelessness and furniture bank volunteers that is functional, inviting and well-designed — a place our community can feel welcome and comfortable.