Through our “Furniture for Families” program, the Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan provides gently-used items to families and individuals referred to us by our network of nonprofit community partners. Clients referred to us can receive beds, dressers, sofas, dining tables and other assorted furniture, as well as smaller items including lamps, dishes and other housewares.
To receive furniture, we ask for a very modest appointment fee, which amounts to approximately 10% to 15% of the furniture’s actual value and can be paid by either the referring agency or the client themselves.
The Furniture Bank carefully inspects all items received by donors, and does not accept items that are stained, torn, have pet or structural damage. We also do not accept items that appear to pose potential health risks, and we treat all beds and upholstered items upon arrival for further safety.
Additionally, the Furniture Bank offers a “Cribs for Kids” program which provides portable “pack n’ play” cribs to at-risk mothers and infants on a referral basis. Our referring partners or families cover a very modest co-pay to receive a portable crib, which comes along with information about safe sleep, positional asphyxiation and other tips to help give kids a healthy start in life.