While volunteering at Twin Lakes Food Bank, I learned that many of our clients have needs other than food and clothing. There are families in our area who have been homeless and finally get shelter, but sleep and eat on the floor because they have no way to obtain even basic furniture.
Battered women often find themselves finally out of their violent environment, but with seemingly no way to furnish a home.
Foster children who are emancipated from the program are suddenly on their own, many times with little or no support or knowledge of how to obtain furniture...basic items needed to function well in life.
Tables and chairs, dressers, sofas, and cribs can be the beginning of a new life with self-respect. Basic furnishings can turn a shelter into a home, providing comfort, security, and self respect.
At the same time, many more fortunate families have quality furniture that they no longer need and would welcome a way to put it to good use.