Children & Families Served in 2019
In 2019, the Furniture Bank improved the lives of 2,162 Metro Detroit families, providing them with 17,432 items conservatively valued at $868,032. This is twice the number of families – who won’t have to sleep, eat or live on a cold, hard floor – than we served just five years ago!
# Items Distributed to Children & Families in Need
Our trucks stopped at the homes of 3,388 Metro Detroit furniture donors, and we provided 432 families with no- or low-cost deliveries in conjunction with our nonprofit community partners.
# of Furniture Donors
Helping Infants, Toddlers & Children
Of the 6,425 people we helped in 2019, close to 60% of those were children. We provided 1,147 infants, toddlers and children with beds, toddler beds, cribs and portable cribs, giving them a safer, healthier start in life. All 1,147 children we served also received brand new bedding through our Bedding for Kids program, ensuring these children have a warm place to sleep.
% of Children Served
Serving Those in Extreme Poverty
Seventy-three percent (73%) of families served in 2019 reported having an annual household income of less than $10,000. Ninety percent (90%) reported having an income of less than $20,000. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of households served in 2019 were headed by women with an average of three people living in each home.
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.