A bed, a table, a chair, a sofa – these items make a house a home. Yet, for thousands of extremely low-income households, these elements are completely unaffordable.
Since its inception in 1985 as one of the first furniture banks in the nation, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless has assisted in furnishing the future of thousands of households who are transitioning out of homelessness into permanent housing. The approach is simple - take other people’s castaway furniture and household goods and give them new life in the home of someone in need.
The Furniture Bank seeks donations of couches, chairs, tables, bed frames, and other household essentials; picks them up at no charge to the donor; and distributes them free of cost to those in need. The Coalition’s Furniture Bank is one of the largest programs of its kind in the nation and in Massachusetts. The program operates from our warehouse 20 minutes outside of Boston. Over $3.5 million dollars worth of furniture and household goods are collected annually and distributed to thousands of households making the transition out of homelessness.
Furniture Bank Frequently Asked Questions
Want to help us in other ways?
Make a charitable donation! The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Furniture Bank provides extremely low-income families and individuals that are making the transition from homelessness into permanent housing a cost free option to furnish their new apartments. By offering assistance with the most basic of items that make up a home, the Coalition is ensuring that families and individuals will have a solid foundation as they rebuild their homes and their lives. A gift (at any level) has an immediate impact on families in need within Massachusetts.
Collect for our baby and toddler items drive. Print and post this flyer!
How to participate - Are you interested in receiving furniture?
Apply to Receive Furniture:
To receive furniture for your household, please read the Furniture Bank FAQs flyer below and the How to make an appointment at the Furniture Bank.
Follow this link for listings of other furniture bank programs across the state.
Become a Provider/Renew Membership:
To refer families and individuals in need, please become a Furniture Bank member and fill out this Referral Form.