Furnishing a Future
Posted February 3, 2020
Furnishing a Future and the Philadelphia Furniture Bank’s partnership began one cold day in January 2016. We both had a shared interest in furniture, workforce development, and how we could help individuals struggling with finding employment. Furnishing a Future’s training program allows students the opportunity to learn a trade while providing beautiful handmade tables and dressers to Philadelphia Furniture Bank clients who are coming out homelessness and crisis situations.
Steve Greenburg, CEO of Furnishing a Future, says that the program has a “100% job placement rate of training and placing Philadelphians who were either chronically unemployed and/or returning from incarceration.”
Kitchen tables are a high need item at the Philadelphia Furniture Bank. Students from Furnishing a Future recently completed a handmade table for donation that was selected by a client the same day it was added to the floor! Thank you to everyone who is a part of this program for giving a person who had experienced homelessness a beautiful table to eat dinner from in their new home. To learn more about Furnishing a Future’s program, visit their website here.
If you'd like to donate your own furniture to help furnish homes for individuals and families exiting homelessness, more information is available here.