The Furniture Bank

 

A bed, a table, a chair, a sofa – these items make a house a home. Yet, for thousands of extremely low-income households, these elements are completely unaffordable.

Since its inception in 1985 as one of the first furniture banks in the nation, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless has assisted in furnishing the future of thousands of households who are transitioning out of homelessness into permanent housing.  The approach is simple  - take other people’s castaway furniture and household goods and give them new life in the home of someone in need.  

The Furniture Bank seeks donations of couches, chairs, tables, bed frames, and other household essentials; picks them up at no charge to the donor; and distributes them free of cost to those in need. The Coalition’s Furniture Bank is one of the largest programs of its kind in the nation and in Massachusetts.  The program operates from our warehouse 20 minutes outside of Boston. Over $3.5 million dollars worth of furniture and household goods are collected annually and distributed to thousands of households making the transition out of homelessness.

We are holding a Cambridge wide drive for the last week of August. We will be picking up furniture on August 26th, 27th, 29th and September 2nd. For all other towns we are presently booking pickups for beginning to mid-September.  We apologize for the delay.  Please note that we have only one truck. All donations are given free of cost to a family or individual in need.  We appreciate your willingness to assist us with our mission of helping households living in poverty have access to furniture and household items free of cost!

 

Donate Furniture Become a Provider/
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Apply to Receive Furniture

 

To arrange a pick-up for items you would like to donate, please fill out this Donation Inquiry Form . We will get back to you within one business day.

Please see below for a list of cities/towns we travel to for furniture pick-ups.

 

 

 

 

To refer families and individuals in need, please become a Furniture Bank member and fill out this Referral Form.


Would your organization like to become a new member or renew your membership? If so, click here.
 

 

 

To receive furniture for your household, please read see the Furniture Bank FAQs flyer below and How to make an appointment at the Furniture Bank.

Click here for listings of other furntiture bank programs across the state.

 
 
Items Accepted by the Furniture Bank

Kitchen Tables | Kitchen Chairs | Couches | Love Seats | Sofa Chairs | Ottomans | Hutches | End Tables | Coffee Tables | Dressers | Mirrors | Rugs | Bed Frames | Lamps | Dishes | Pots & Pans | TV/Stereos | Blankets | Linens | Bookshelves | Cabinets

Click here to see our flyer on needed household goods.

 

Pick-Up Service

The Furniture Bank gratefully accepts donations of gently used furniture and household goods at our Lynn warehouse. In addition, Coalition staff members pick up furniture donations in the following cities and towns (alphabetically listed; updated 3-24-14):

Acton, Arlington, Ashland, Bedford, Belmont, Beverly, Billerica, Boston, Braintree, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Canton, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Cohasset, Concord, Danvers, Dedham, Dover, Essex, Everett, Framingham, Hamilton, Hingham, Ipswich, Lexington, Lincoln, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Marblehead, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Medford, Melrose, Milton, Nahant, Natick, Needham, Newbury, Newburyport, Newton, North Reading, Norwood, Peabody, Quincy, Randolph, Reading Revere, Salem, Saugus, Scituate, Sharon, Somerville, Stoneham, Stoughton, Sudbury, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood, Weymouth, Wilmington, Winchester, Winthrop, and Woburn
 
To schedule a donation pickup please fill out this donation form or call 781-595-7570 x13 and our donations coordinator will get back to you shortly.
 

Support the Coalition

Participate in our 2014 Holiday Toy Drive! Please click here to find out more.

 

Make a charitable donation!
A gift (at any level) has an immediate impact on families in need within Massachusetts.

To collect for our baby and toddler items drive, print and post this flyer.

 

Join Us for Our 2014 Back to School Drive!
 
As children and youth enjoy the final month of summer vacation, the Coalition is busy collecting school supplies to help children experiencing homelessness and other low-income children start the new academic year with the supplies they need. Join us by donating today. For more details, please see our 2014 Back to School Drive flyer or contact the furniture bank at 781-595-7570 x13. Thank you for your generosity!
 
 
Join Us for Our 2014 Baby Item Drive! 
 
Help us warm little hands and hearts by donating diapers, cribs, baby clothes, high chairs, etc. All items will be distributed to low-income families. See the image below for more details.

baby item drive 2014

The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Furniture Bank provides extremely low-income families and individuals that are making the transition from homelessness into permanent housing a cost free option to furnish their new apartments. By offering assistance with the most basic of items that make up a home, the Coalition is ensuring that families and individuals will have a solid foundation as they rebuild their homes and their lives.


 

 
 
 
 
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