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.