January 16th is marked in Houston’s history as being the city's largest single day of volunteerism. Technology company and social media platform Twitter recruited 4,400 of its employees to participate in a city-wide day of volunteering and Volunteer Houston, an organization that pairs volunteers with nonprofit agencies, pulled the massive undertaking off beautifully. Twitter Volunteers were partnered with 51 local nonprofit agencies at 44 project sites across the Greater Houston Area for a day of volunteerism dubbed ‘#TwitterForGood.’ Houston Furniture Bank was proud to be selected as one of the 85 agencies with 35 Twitter employees volunteering at 8220 Mosley Rd. [...]
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Most Wednesdays at Houston Furniture Bank, our team grows by two. A truck from Mattresses for Less arrives at 8220 Mosley Road with two delivery professionals, ready to help Houston Furniture Bank deliver furniture to families in need. This has been a tremendous support to our organization, growing our capacity significantly and consistently. This contribution means that Houston Furniture Bank is able to serve 20 additional families each month, helping us achieve our mission of Making Empty Houses Homes! Houston Furniture Bank benefits from important relationships with partners from the furniture, shelter and design industries. It is thanks to these partnerships [...]
In the days before the holidays, we at Houston Furniture Bank had the privilege of helping a grandmother and grandson who had been living in a shelter. While there, the young boy always kept with him a favorite toy dinosaur to keep him company. Today, he has his own bed in his own home, safe with his grandmother. On that bed, thanks to a bedding drive that Laura U Interior Design led to benefit Houston Furniture Bank, he has not just dinosaur sheets and a dinosaur comforter, but also a very special dinosaur blanket that you can wear as a cape. [...]
Spindletop Charities Donates 89 Bed Sets to Local Children Through HFB’s ‘No Kids on the Floor’ InitiativeJustin Fox2020-06-26T16:34:28-05:00
Just in time for the holidays, Houston Furniture Bank has delivered 89 bed sets to families in need across the Greater Houston region. This donation was made possible through a gift to the Houston Furniture Bank’s ‘No Kids on The Floor’ initiative from Spindletop Charities, Inc. The initiative works to ensure that every child in Houston has a comfortable place to sleep. In total, 89 children ranging from pre-kindergarten to 9th grade received a new mattress, foundation, frame, and bedding one week ahead of Christmas Day. With an estimated 300,000 children sleeping on the floor every night in our city, Houston [...]
Houston History Magazine has recently published its “Milestones” edition, marking important moments in Houston’s history from 1969. Edition 17 of the publication ranges from efforts to address racial inequality to the city’s leadership in space exploration, medical research, and hospitality. The magazine celebrates 50 years since the establishment of the Conrad N Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, the founding of the UH African American Studies Program and the great human achievement that was the 1969 moon landing. Founded in 1992 by Oli Mohammed, Houston Furniture Bank is honored to be featured alongside some of our city’s most notable organizations [...]
At Houston Furniture Bank, we are often a stepping stone. We are part of a network of agencies and individuals who are providing support to those in our community who need a helping hand in order to help themselves. Being a part of someone’s transition to stability is an honor and a privilege. Recently, we had the pleasure of meeting a person who is working very hard to turn his life around. Al is a 9-year veteran who has struggled with addiction. Seven months ago, he and his partner Jerry made the decision to get sober. To foster that sobriety, they [...]
Houston Furniture Bank’s Inaugural No Kids On The Floor Breakfast Raises $40,000 In Houston, no child will sleep on the floor! This was the commitment made by over 200 guests of Houston Furniture Bank’s “No Kids On The Floor” Breakfast on Wednesday, October 30th at the Junior League of Houston, the first fundraising event in support of the No Kids On The Floor Initiative since its launch in May. Expectations were surpassed as guests donated over $40,000.00 in support of the No Kids on the Floor initiative! Thanks to the generosity of the Houston community, Houston Furniture Bank will be providing [...]
It has been two years since Hurricane Harvey. In the wake of the storm, Houston Furniture Bank was transformed by the participation of the Houston community. Individuals and businesses stepped up to meet the need, donating their furniture, their time and their financial resources to help their neighbors recover from the storm. In the beginning, the problem was visible, with soggy furniture lining the sidewalks of our city and lines around the block at Houston Furniture Bank of families hoping to receive assistance. Today, many are still struggling to rebuild their homes, recover from lost income and unexpected expenses, and overcome [...]
One hundred underserved children will be able to enjoy the comfort, stability and health of a new, quality bed set thanks to the generosity of Building New Foundations. Houston Furniture Bank is ecstatic that its “No Kids on the Floor” initiative has received such an enthusiastic endorsement from this new, strategic partner. With tens of thousands of children living without a bed of their own in our city, Building New Foundations is leading by example to meet the need. With this kind of community support, Houston Furniture Bank is uniquely positioned to work towards achieving “No Kids on the Floor” in [...]
A Very Houston Story: The Brewton Family Furnished their Home through the Furniture Outlet at Houston Furniture Bank after Living Abroad for YearsJustin Fox2019-08-09T15:26:58-05:00
The Brewton Family is back! Highschool sweethearts Jon and Kerry grew up in Houston, attending their senior prom together and matriculating to the University of Houston before starting their careers. A position with Chevron sent the family abroad for the past seven years where they lived in Thailand and Angola, and their two girls picked up some eclectic language skills. In Houston this summer, the girls are enjoying visiting their grandmother and attending summer camp at the St. Stephen’s School where they are enrolled for the fall, their first school experience in the U.S. The family has taken up residence in [...]