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  • The George & Fay Young Foundation Grant Awarded to HFB

    Did you know that in the year following Hurricane Harvey Houston Furniture Bank has provided assistance to more than 2,000 Houston-area families? Our efforts have been made possible by donations from businesses, foundations, families & individuals. We’d like to thank The George & Fay Young Foundation for supporting our services with a $75,000 grant that […]

  • HFB Awarded $1.5 million Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Grant to Aid Hurricane Harvey Families

    Houston Furniture Bank has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund administered by Greater Houston Community Foundation to provide essential furniture to families affected by the storm. The grant will make it possible for Houston Furniture Bank to provide furniture to 2,000 families to help them recover, expanding the nonprofit’s […]

  • HFB Awarded $250,000 American Red Cross Grant to Aid Hurricane Harvey Families

    Houston Furniture Bank has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the American Red Cross to provide essential furniture to families affected by the storm. The grant will make it possible for Houston Furniture Bank to provide furniture to 200 Houston-area families, supporting the nonprofit’s ongoing efforts to ensure that no child has to eat or […]

  • HFB Partner Spotlight: Communities in Schools Houston

    Communities in Schools Houston (CIS) is a campus-based Dropout Prevention program and one of Houston Furniture Bank’s (HFB) oldest furniture distribution partners. They work to provide direct social services to at-risk students in more than 100 Houston area campuses. CIS also connects students & their families with available community resources – one of those resources […]

  • HFB Board Member Spotlight: Minerva Perez

    Today’s Houston Furniture Bank (HFB) Board Spotlight features Board Member Minerva Perez. A well-known TV journalist, Minerva has been an active HFB Board Member for 10 years. Throughout her years of dedicated service to the organization, she has done everything from help coordinate the Grand Opening Celebration for the new headquarters to volunteering her time […]

  • 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 […]

  • Volunteer Opportunities for Students at Houston Furniture Bank

    Are you a high school or college student looking for a volunteer opportunity? While some school groups require that student members meet an annual community service goal, there are many other reasons why students should consider volunteering. As future leaders, it is best to nurture the value of volunteerism and giving back to the community. […]

  • 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 […]