No one should have to walk through the door after a long day at work or school to cold, empty rooms… no couch to sit on, no table to eat at, and no beds to sleep in.
Furnished by Friends consumers have worked hard to overcome homelessness and financial hardships. They have often spent all of their limited resources on first month’s rent and have no money left to purchase furniture. Or they have overcome life situations that have impacted their ability to have the basics.
This is where Friends of the Poor steps in.
Our Furnished by Friends Program provides essential household furniture to individuals and families who would otherwise be without.
Clients are given individual appointments in which they are able to select all the furniture they need including beds, dressers, couches, tables, and chairs. With our help, families and individuals are able to make a fresh start in their new apartments, now warmly furnished and welcoming.
We assist consumers in order of emergency priorities. Additionally, we maintain waiting list of friends in need of these items and periodically host furniture giveaways at our warehouse.