Furniture Bank Reaches One Year of Helping Homeless Ahwatukee Families

In Blog, Community News, Events, news, Things to Do on January 28, 2014 by Community Expert Team
Furniture Bank Reaches One Year of Helping Homeless Ahwatukee Families

After a year of helping the homeless in need of household items, Furniture Bank has served over 50 families. Tami Jackson started collecting furniture with a few volunteers, but she never knew how quickly their nonprofit would grow in Ahwatukee.

 

 

Once a Homeless Advocacy Team, Furniture Bank formed into a local nonprofit, Connecting to Serve. The story behind the furniture help was because homeless families would get back on their feet in a new home, but would have nothing to put in it. Jackson found storage for her beginning collection for families, then worked with local shelters.

 

 

Costs run about $150 per family served, causing some difficulty covering their expenses. Furniture Bank has to pay for storage and moving of the items to each home. ¬†They are planning on having a yard sale to help with costs this Saturday, February 1st from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can drop donations off in Jackson’s Ahwatukee home at 4154 E. Silverwood Drive.

 

 

 


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