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  • D.I.V.A.S. Project of the Month

    Have you met the D.I.V.A.S.? D.I.V.A.S. (Designing Interiors-Volunteers at your Service) is the volunteer arm of Houston Furniture Bank (HFB). Through their efforts they help transform the homes of 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 […]

  • Hurricane Harvey – One Year Later

    It’s been one year since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a category 4 hurricane, making its way to the Houston-area where it dropped a record-breaking amount of rain. For those of us caught in the storm, the rain was a relentless onslaught over the period of several days, producing a level of flooding […]

  • Happy Retirement, Oscar!

    Yes, it’s true. After 10 years of service at Houston Furniture Bank (HFB), Outlet Center Manager Oscar Garza has retired! And our loss is his grandchildren’s gain, as he moves away from Houston to spend more time with his family. Oscar’s hard work and dedication have been a great asset to HFB and the community […]

  • HFB Partner Spotlight: Hoffer Furniture

    Established in 1977, Hoffer Furniture is a Houston-based furniture company that is family-owned and operated. Hoffer Furniture has been a supporter of Houston Furniture Bank (HFB) since the creation of the organization in 1992. In fact, Hoffer Furniture Founder Jodie Hoffer was a member of the founding advisory board, served as advisory board chair, board […]

  • HFB Board Member Spotlight: Jessica Newhouse

    Today’s Houston Furniture Bank (HFB) Board Spotlight features Board Member Jessica Newhouse. Though she’s a new addition to the Houston Furniture Bank Board – officially joining in 2018 – Jessica was involved with HFB prior to joining. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, she created a non-profit project – HAULforHOUSTON – to collect furniture and […]

  • HFB Board Member Spotlight: Larry Cress

    Today’s Houston Furniture Bank (HFB) Board Spotlight features Vice Chairman Larry Cress. From being a major donor & coordinating fundraising events to spearheading the start of the first ever Mattress Recycling Center in Houston and directing the management of CDGB grant to start the newest ‘social business’ for HFB, Larry’s contributions to the Houston Furniture […]

  • Give To HFB By Buying Through Amazon

    Do you make purchases through Amazon? With a few quick clicks, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases to the Houston Furniture Bank. After that, just start all your future Amazon shopping sessions by visiting our designated AmazonSmile page and shop with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. Tip: […]

  • Honoring a dedicated volunteer leader: Ann Shaw

    The success of Houston Furniture Bank (HFB)’s programs and services are made possible in large part through the efforts of countless volunteers, supporters, donors, and partners. From donating essential furniture to repurposing home goods to turn empty rooms into something cozy & comfortable, they make it possible for HFB to help thousands of individuals and […]

  • 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 […]