In 2014, we launched the Philadelphia Furniture Bank (PFB) to meet the growing need of furniture for people moving out of homelessness. The Philadelphia Furniture Bank relies heavily on volunteers year-round to serve hundreds of individuals and families each year. Their efforts help people exiting homelessness to choose furniture that will turn their new house into a home.
Amelia Denney is one of our most recent volunteers that joined us in the Spring and has volunteered several times since then. Read about her experience here:
Question: What are some of your volunteer experiences at PFB? What are some of the tasks you have done?
Amelia: I was a Personal Shopper and when there weren't any visits, I moved furniture as well as organized the workshop.
Q: Why did you choose to volunteer at PFB?
A: I love the concept and execution that is addressing such a crucial need in Philadelphia and in all cities. I enjoy helping people personalize their spaces, completing physical labor for important causes, and combating homelessness on a slightly more systemic level.
As a personal shopper, Amelia made our clients feel at home via her enthusiasm and welcoming personality. We also very much appreciated her organizational skills – she took the initiative to organize a lot of hardware so that it can be used for future repairs.
To volunteer at the Philadelphia Furniture Bank, our volunteer application is featured on our website here.