Grand Reopening of the Philadelphia Furniture Bank
The Philadelphia Furniture Bank hosted a grand reopening at our new space at 3650 I Street last week. We welcomed our member agencies, supporters, volunteers, staff, and friends to tour the new space and learn from our staff about the work we do at PFB.
Our new space added 5,000 square feet to our warehouse, which was a much needed expansion due to the continued demand for our services. We doubled the number of families served last year by furnishing 922 households, and those numbers are holding steady going into this fiscal year.
The new space also includes a second loading dock, which is perfect timing as we plan to purchase a second delivery truck and hire a second driver this fall. We rely on donations from both businesses and individuals to provide furniture for our member agency clients, and we've far outstripped our capability to both pick up these items and deliver furniture to clients with only one truck.
We're so grateful to our volunteer and friend, Nelly Arnold, for helping us to make our new space bright and welcoming to all of our clients. We are also grateful to all of our partners and supporters for enabling us to provide an integral piece to the puzzle for those who are exiting homelessness.
If you weren't able to attend the grand reopening and would like to take a tour of the space, please get in touch. We also have volunteer opportunities available regularly for both individuals and groups; you can find more information on that here.