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  • HFB Partner Spotlight: Star Furniture

    Established in 1912 as a family run business, Star Furniture is now owned by Berkshire Hathaway.  Star Furniture is the oldest operating furniture store in the state of Texas.  It is one of the earliest retail furniture business supporters of the Houston Furniture Bank (HFB). Introduced by Jodie Hoffer, HFB began receiving furniture donations from […]

  • HFB Board Member Spotlight: Miles Marks

    Today’s Houston Furniture Bank (HFB) Board Spotlight features Board Member Miles Marks. From helping to commemorate the grand opening of the new HFB headquarters & its 25th anniversary, to volunteering to aid families affected by Hurricane Harvey, Miles has given generously of his time and support to help HFB in Making Empty Houses Homes. Miles […]

  • Are You Recycling Your Mattresses or “Dumping” Them?

    Did you know that Houston Furniture Bank (HFB) recycles mattresses? During the month of May, the HFB Mattress Recycling Center received 2,060 mattresses.  1,414 of those mattresses were recycled, which resulted in 32,522 cubic feet of trash NOT ending up in the landfill. But that’s just a drop in a very large bucket – it […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]