April 6th, 2017 will go down in the Houston history
books as belonging to the Houston Furniture Banks grand re-opening after a devastating fire in 2015 destroyed all of the Furniture Banks assets and a place for them to call home. The fire could destroy the physical items but not their giving spirits. A mere year or so later, in a honorary ceremony on this beautiful Thursday, Mayor Sylvester joined to officially cut the ribbon on this brand new location, donation and outlet center. HFB has served over 100,000 individuals in need
over the first two decades and currently assists 150 needy families a month turning their empty spaces into homes. Children will no longer have to sleep on the floor or eat off of a cardboard box. The families of this city are the future of this city and everyone needs a safe, comfortable place to grow and feel nurtured. The founder of the Houston Furniture Bank, Oli Mohammad, shares “Furniture is a critical stepping stone to improve living conditions and elevate an individual’s personal pride and dignity.” HFB’s goal is to increase their outreach this year to 500 families assisted a month, and Nino Properties is honored to be a part of this effort. There are many ways you can help. The Furniture Bank will pick up your gently used:
- Beds, Dressers
- Living Room Sofas, Chairs, Recliners, Lamps
- Dining Room Tables, Chairs, Rugs
- Kitchen Utensils, Pots and Pans, Dishes, Place Mats
- Working Appliances
- Sheets, Towels
- Toys, Home Accessories
Another feature The Furniture Bank is also very proud to offer is their Mattress Recycling Program. Almost 650,000 mattresses are dumped into Houston landfills each year, enough to fill two Reliant Stadiums. The Furniture Banks goal is to recycle and refurbish 10,000 mattresses each month while providing income to help others. One of the HFB’s trucks will even come pick it up and transport your used mattress for you, saving our environment while providing for Houston’s families in need.
You can also help by giving your time, just as valuable as any monetary donations. There are many ways to volunteer at the Furniture Bank, from the DIVAS program (Decorating Interiors Volunteers at Your Service) who decorate homes for families as nominated by their caseworkers. Helping in the outlet center and warehouse, and of course donating your gently used goods.
Nino Properties is proud to be a part of this remarkable charity and look forward to the upcoming growth and positive change to the city of Houston the Furniture Bank strives for.
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