Community Impact

Children & Families Served in 2021

In 2021, the Furniture Bank improved the lives of 1,915 Metro Detroit families, providing them with 16,464 items conservatively valued at $747,595. 

# Items Distributed to Children & Families in Need

Furniture Donations

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

Helping Children 

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.

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% of Children Served

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. 

 

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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.

Mattresses Donated

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