Justin Fox

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  • Recycled Mattress Metal Coils Turned Into Art

    Houston Furniture Bank’s Mattress Recycling Center has been operating since 2013. It is one of two social businesses that help to sustain the nonprofit’s operating costs. At the Center, used mattresses and their components are sorted, baled, and resold. Nearly 1,000 mattresses are recycled every month, many of which would have ended up in landfills […]

  • D.I.V.A.S. Project at The Bridge Over Troubled Waters 

    D.I.V.A.S. (Designing Interiors-Volunteers at your Service) is the volunteer arm of Houston Furniture Bank. Through their efforts they help transform the homes of Houston Furniture Bank (HFB) clients from bare bones into something homey & comfortable using mostly donated and gently-used items that are recreated, repurposed and redesigned. Periodically, D.I.V.A.S. work with area non-profit agencies […]

  • Houston Furniture Bank’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Program Update

    A Houston Furniture Bank Status Update Phase 3 of Houston Furniture Bank’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Program has officially ended.  However, we continue to serve those who have missed their past appointments.  Each person with a missed appointment is being contacted and given the opportunity to come in to our facility and receive their furniture.  Houston […]

  • IIDA Houston Product Runway 2018 on April 27

    Join Houston Furniture Bank at this year’s IIDA Houston Product Runway 2018: Meet Me at the Met, A Tenth Anniversary Couture Celebration on Friday, April 27, 2018. IIDA Houston City Center’s Product Runway promises to showcase eye-popping creations during a runway performance by each team on nearly 150 feet of runway at Revention Music Center! […]

  • Meet the Houston Furniture Bank D.I.V.A.S. (Designing Interiors-Volunteers at your Service)

    Established in 2003, the D.I.V.A.S. are a special and unique volunteer arm of Houston Furniture Bank. They are a group of dedicated volunteers (mostly from the interior design community) that are committed to helping make empty houses homes. Through their efforts they help transform the homes of Houston Furniture Bank clients from bare bones into […]

  • Make a Donation Using the Matching Gifts Initiative

    Houston Furniture Banks is pleased to announce the launch of our Matching Gifts Initiative. Through this initiative you can ensure that your donation has an added impact, providing critical support to area families. Matching Gifts: How does it work? Did you know that many corporations match donations made by employees to a wide range of […]

  • Houston Furniture Bank Receives Humanitarian Award

    Houston Furniture Bank’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts were recently honored with a Humanitarian Award at the 29th Annual ARTS Awards. The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement. In its 25th year of serving the needs […]

  • HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF FUND

    A Houston Furniture Bank status update Houston Furniture Bank’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts began immediately after the hurricane impacted the area in August 2017. Our efforts to date have consisted of three different phases: Phase One: immediately after the hurricane dissipated Phase Two: when process improvements were taken Phase Three: upon receipt of a grant […]