Our mission is to provide new or gently used furniture to those in need, treating each client graciously, with Christian hospitality. Our service area is Alamance County.
The Furniture Ministry Program collects slightly-used furniture and beds to deliver to families who have experienced homelessness, domestic abuse, fire or limited income. These are items that we take for granted each day. We were able to assist 172 families and provided 284 beds in 2014. This ministry is a group of volunteers that work throughout the month to pick up donated furniture and household items in order to deliver the second Saturday of each month. Additional volunteers assist on Saturday morning deliveries from 9:00 to 12:00. All are welcome to attend and assist in a delivery workday.
Upcoming delivery dates:
HOW WE SERVE
We receive referrals from social workers and mental health workers assisting clients through Partner Agencies. In order to become a Partner Agency, you may review the guidelines and complete a Furniture Ministry Partnership Form. Please call our volunteer at 336-212-2937 for additional information. Note: We can only deliver and serve clients in Alamance County.
Become a Partner Agency
Make a Referral: the following forms need to be completed before faxing to 336-228-1705. Please call 336-212-2937 prior to faxing forms.
- Furniture Ministry Referral Form
- Furniture Ministry Client Checklist
- Partner Agency Verification Checklist
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Donations of Household items – We accept new and gently used furniture, bedding, kitchen items, and some small kitchen appliances. We are NOT able to accept pictures, draperies, household décor, clothing, baby equipment, and any items heavily soiled, ripped or damaged. We also do NOT take large appliances and TV’s. Our new pick up schedule will be on the dates listed below. For other times, please call the on-call worker at (336) 212-2937 to see if volunteers would be available:
Our regular delivery dates, and:
Register online to request a pick up or if you would like to deliver your item(s).
Monetary Donations to assist in purchasing needed items. Checks can be made out to “First Presbyterian Church” with a subject line: “Furniture Ministry,” You can also donate online by clicking here, and designating it for Furniture Ministry or giving via GivingTuesdayAlamance.org.
We are blessed to have the following businesses, organizations and people to help make this ministry possible.
- Mattress by Appointment
- Dr. Reid and Beth Patty’s Truck
- Elon University
- Peg’s PJ’s
- Bella’s House
- Whitfield Properties
- America’s Self Storage
- Hospice Flea Market
- Habitat Restore
- Alamance TV and Furniture
Call (336) 212-2937 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also just show up on one of our scheduled Saturdays:
Thank you for supporting our ministry.
The FPCB – Furniture Ministry won the Governor’s Award for volunteer service!
Thanking God for their steadfast work in Burlington and beyond, and thanking YOU for helping make this ministry possible.