How Do We Do It?

How Do We Get It Done?

  • Furniture items are donated by community members, businesses, and property managers.

  • Furniture recipients are referred to Furniture Share by over 65 area social service providers and programs.

  • Our average annual distributions have been approximately 19,000 items to about 5,000 individuals, an average savings to those in need of $1,425,000.00 per year.

  • Of the households Furniture Share serves, 99% are categorized in one or more vulnerable populations, including single-parent families, physically or developmentally disabled, frail, elderly, escaping domestic violence, mentally ill, and homeless or at high risk of homelessness.

  • 57% of households served include children.

  • 24% of households are headed by single parents.

  • On average we deliver 3 items per individual

  • In 2017-18 Furniture Share diverted 652.58 tons of Reusable Furniture and Household items. Surveys indicate that 60% of furniture donated would otherwise have been taken to the landfill.

  • Volunteers provided over 5200+ hours of work a year averaging an annual savings of over $98,800.

Fiscal Year Clients Served
06/07 970
07/08 1,507
08/09 2,309
09/10 3,019
10/11 4,549
11/12 3,883
12/13 3,248
13/14 5,082
14/15 5,472
15/16 5,145
16/17 4,006
17/18 4,983