Community Impact – 2015
Furniture for Families program
Through our Furniture for Families program, the Furniture Bank served 1,454 client-families – or more than 4,800 individuals in total – providing 10,400 items of furniture valued at $585,000.
The Furniture Bank picked up gently-used furniture from more than 2,000 individual and corporate furniture donors, and delivered furniture to 283 low-income families.
Within the families we served in 2015, the Furniture Bank assisted 662 children aged four and under, and 853 between the ages of five and 14.
Serving Lower Income Households
Seventy-five percent (75%) of families served had an annual household income of less than $10,000 and 87% had an income of less than $19,000.
Thousands of Items of Furniture Donated
The Furniture Bank provided 1,768 mattresses, 1,462 box springs, 982 dressers, 918 sofas, 460 dining tables and 1,885 dining chairs– along with hundreds of living room chairs, end tables, nightstands and other items – to local families in need.
Through our specialized program for infants, the Furniture Bank provided 56 new portable cribs to at-risk newborns. Additionally, safe sleep educational materials were distributed to families, providing valuable information on health, safety and proper childhood development.
Expanding Through Southeast Michigan
In 2015, the Furniture Bank began serving families in Detroit and Wayne County for the first time in the organization’s 48-year history, and is now actively seeking ways to better meet the needs of low-income families throughout all of Southeast Michigan.