Children & Families Served in 2020
In 2020, the Furniture Bank improved the lives of 2,183 Metro Detroit families, providing them with 14,911 items conservatively valued at $747,595.
# Items Distributed to Children & Families in Need
Our trucks stopped at the homes of 3,784 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 6,981 people we helped in 2020, close to 60% of those were children. Of these children, we provided 602 kids with beds along with age-appropriate brand new bedding to make sure they’re getting a healthy, comfortable night’s sleep.
% of Children Served
Serving Those in Extreme Poverty
Sixty-nine percent (69%) of families served in 2020 reported having an annual household income of less than $10,000. Ninety percent (90%) reported having an income of less than $20,000. Seventy-four percent (74%) of households served in 2020 were headed by women with an average of 3.2 people living in each household.
Families with an annual income of less than $20,000
Thousands of Items of Furniture Donated
The Furniture Bank provided 1,825 mattresses, 1,635 box springs, 1,177 dressers, 975 sofas, 535 dining tables and 2,162 dining chairs– along with 1,336 other pieces of living room furniture and 3,654 other household items to local families in need.
Serving Infants & Toddlers
Through our specialized program for infants and toddlers, the Furniture Bank provided 89 new cribs, 91 new portable cribs, and 62 new toddler beds to at-risk newborns, infants and toddlers. Additionally, safe sleep educational materials were distributed to families, providing valuable information on health, safety and proper childhood development.
Beds Donated to Infants & Toddlers
Southeast Michigan Expansion Update
In 2015, the Furniture Bank began serving families in Detroit and Wayne County for the first time in the organization’s 50-year history. In 2018, the Furniture Bank provided 215 Wayne County families with 2,526 items of furniture valued at $125,140.