About Furniture Share
Founded in 1998 by a group of volunteers led by Ginger Goviea, a Corvallis resident who took on the challenge of making good use of furniture and household items being left behind on street corners by departing and graduating students from Oregon State University. Realizing that many families and individuals in underserved populations and in unsuitable living conditions, could benefit from someone else’s discarded furniture, Ginger and her volunteers began to reach out to social service and community organizations to match the furniture with local families and individuals in need.
The operation continued for the next few years through the devotion of local community members volunteering their time and spirit to accomplish this two fold mission. In the years since, Furniture Share has grown as an organization to not only serve Corvallis residents but to branch out to all of Benton County rural communities as well as Linn and Lincoln County communities. Furniture Share continues to expand services both demographically and population wise, progressing with a 66% increase in the number of individuals served from our most recent fiscal year.
Furniture Share is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been in operation since 1998. Our mission is to provide locally grown and locally made healthy foods and redistribute quality used furniture to children, families
Furniture Share addresses a long-standing need in the community by providing the mutual solution to two problems:
- An abundance of usable furniture going into the landfill
- Too many households in the community doing without the basic furniture amenities