Children & Families Served in 2022
In 2022, the Furniture Bank improved the lives of 2,307 Metro Detroit families, providing them with 18,687 items conservatively valued at $1,055,270.
# Items Distributed to Children & Families in Need
Our trucks stopped at the homes of 3,977 Metro Detroit furniture donors, and we provided 514 families with no- or low-cost deliveries in conjunction with our nonprofit community partners.
# of Furniture Donors
Of the 6,183 people we helped in 2021, 56% of those were children. Of these children, we provided 694 kids with beds along with age-appropriate brand new bedding to make sure they’re getting a healthy, comfortable night’s sleep.
% of all served that are children
Serving Those in Extreme Poverty
Sixty-seven percent (67%) of families served in 2021 reported having an annual household income of less than $10,000. Eighty-seven percent (87%) reported having an income of less than $20,000.
Families with an annual income of less than $20,000
Thousands of Items of Furniture Donated
The Furniture Bank provided 1,624 mattresses, 1,497 box springs, 1,113 dressers, 975 sofas, 547 dining tables and 2,239 dining chairs– along with 1,503 other pieces of living room furniture and 4,741 other household items to local families in need.
Free Community Area
An additional 742 families benefitted from our Free Community Area, receiving 2,225 items valued at $135,732
Families Who Benefitted from Free Community Area
Positive Environmental Impact
In total, we collected and distributed 245,000 cubic feet – or 450 tons – of furniture, which is roughly enough furniture to fill up the 47-floor Penobscot Building in Downtown Detroit!
Tons of Furniture Recycled Back into the Community
The Furniture Bank provided Yolanda and her family with the furniture they needed to get back on their feet. Wanda now has another job and is looking to go back to school to study project management.