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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]