Did You Know?
FREE pickup is available for donated furniture within a 16-mile radius for residential donations; within 3 hrs for commercial pickups.
85% of our clients make less than $12k annually and 98% make less than $24k.
62% of donation value to the Furniture Bank is furniture donations, and 38% is financial donations.
$250 per family provides 13-15 pieces of furniture for a family.
The Furniture Bank staff picks up furniture within 1 week of your call. Families receive 94-96% of the items they need.
Top Reasons our Clients Need Furniture
- Previously Homeless
- Destitute while raising children
- Mental Disability
- Physical Disability
The Furniture Bank has nearly 50 year-round Referring Agency partners.
The Furniture Bank helped 4,246 families in 2011; this was 12,519 individuals; 6,713 were children.
The Furniture Bank distributed 54,254 pieces of furniture to families in need in 2011.
The Furniture Bank distributed an average of 12.8 pieces of furniture per family in 2011. This filled 94% of their "core" furniture needs, and 88% overall.
5 ways to volunteer: Client Showroom, Office Assistance, Furniture-building, Special Events, and Spread the Word to your friends and family to call the Furniture Bank.
The Furniture Bank receives $$ and In Kind Donations from individuals, corporations, referring agency service income, grants, and city and county government.
Donations to the Furniture Bank in calendar 2010: 55,187 furniture items were picked up for free from residences & commercial organizations.
Donations to the Furniture Bank in calendar 2011: 7,616 central Ohio residents donated 33,389 pieces of furniture.
Donations to the Furniture Bank in calendar 2011: Commercial and institutional furniture pickups served 1,676 families.
During calendar 2010, FB kept 32,000 cubic yards of furniture from reaching landfills - that is 305 semi trailers. SWACO: 1.5 weeks of landfill space.
The annual Big Hearts Gala sponsored by Big Lots raised nearly $1,100,000 in 2012.
Each furniture auction or tag sale raises $25-55k and an auction or tag sale is held every 3 months, to raise money to cover the costs of Free Pickup.
Top suburbs donating furniture: Worthington, Upper Arlington, Westerville, Dublin and Bexley. Schedule your FREE PICKUP today and help your suburb join this list!
Calendar 2011: 100% of donor dollars went to program expenses with fundraising and administrative expenses paid by fees for service and earned income.