Quick Tips for Donating Your Furniture to PFB

Philadelphia Furniture Bank
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The quick litmus test on donations to PFB is this: 

If you wouldn't offer it to a friend or family member, we wouldn't offer it to a client at PFB. 

Our clients are moving into a new home after experiencing homelessness, and they deserve good-quality furniture to begin a new chapter in their lives.

Furniture donations must be in good condition, which means not broken, stained, chipped, discolored, or missing parts. They should be clean and pest-free (although we fully treat all upholstered items just in case).

We pride ourselves on offering high-quality items that allow our clients to choose when furnishing their new homes. For those experiencing homelessness, choice is extremely hard to come by. For the most part, they are forced to accept what is available to them for every aspect of their lives while they are living unsheltered, and that continues when they begin to get back on their feet by being limited to what their housing program offers.

When clients visit PFB, they are guided through our showroom by a staff member or volunteer and invited to choose items that fit their style and family needs. Of course, we also provide guidance on what will fit their space as Philadelphia apartments are notoriously small and oddly shaped. Being able to make their own decisions and show their personality through their furnishings is key for us, and we can do that because of our generous donors who provide a wide array of furniture items for them to choose from.

We especially appreciate donations of smaller furniture items, like a small dining set, loveseat sofa, or soft chairs. These items tend to go quicker than larger pieces due to home sizes being on the smaller end. Don't forget about donations of occasional tables like side tables, tv stands, or nightstands. These are all great examples of items to donate.

As a reminder, we do not accept bedframes or mattresses - those are brand-new for all PFB clients. We also ONLY accept furniture. Household items, baby equipment, office or outdoor furniture, pianos, exercise equipment, electronics, air conditioners, and TVs are NOT accepted. For a full list of items we do/do not accept, please visit this page.

We are so grateful to be able to provide our clients with choice, with the help of donors like you. If you'd like to donate furniture now, please click here. 

Donate Furniture to PFB