Thank you Lincoln Financial Foundation
In the fiscal year ended June 30, we furnished more than 950 homes for individuals and families exiting homelessness. We couldn't do what we do without the generosity of organizations like Lincoln Financial Foundation, who provide us with grants to support the operations of the Philadelphia Furniture Bank.
Our biggest expense each year at the Furniture Bank is for mattresses. We believe that everyone deserves a brand new mattress to go along with their new home, and as such we purchase hundreds of mattresses each year to ensure that every member of every family has their very own, brand new bed. Monetary donations are always welcomed to help support this expense, in the form of grants or individual donations.
Bed frames are donated regularly, along with the other necessities for a home: dining tables and chairs, dressers, mirrors, night stands, sofas, armchairs, end tables, coffee tables, bookshelves, small desks, area rugs, artwork, and lamps.
Donations come in through many different channels: individuals and families cleaning out homes or redecorating, restaurants, hotels, and college dormitories. We're always looking for items (especially dining tables and chairs) - information on donating furniture can be found here.
In addition to making grants, Lincoln Financial employees also regularly volunteer with the Philadelphia Furniture Bank. Both groups and individuals are always welcome and needed to help keep the furniture bank operating smoothly - information on volunteering can be found here.