Yearly Archives: 2018


HFB Client Profile: Brenda Rogers


From homeless to a stable home, learn more about one client’s journey An enthusiastic “all of it!” was Brenda Rogers’s response when asked to name her favorite item of furniture for her new apartment. Brenda had just passed through Houston Furniture Bank’s (HFB) Distribution Center, selecting the essential furniture that would soon be hers. HFB provides essential furniture to families and individuals transitioning to independent living. What this means is that, with community support and strong partnerships, HFB is able to improve the quality of life of people recovering from life-changing events such as natural disasters and catastrophic illnesses. We were [...]

HFB Client Profile: Brenda Rogers2020-06-26T16:45:24-05:00

HFB Staff Profile: Flor Espinosa


This month Houston Furniture Bank (HFB) is beginning a series of profiles highlighting the dedicated staff that makes our programs and services so successful! Meet Flor Espinosa, an expert  mattress maker and new member of the Houston Furniture Bank team. Flor has been been making mattresses for more than 20 years! In 2018, HFB purchased her previous company, Master Mattress, where she had been operating a sewing machine for nearly 15 years. She is now part of the team that is making mattresses for Mattress Builders at Houston Furniture Bank, helping Making Empty Houses Homes. Flor is excited to be a [...]

HFB Staff Profile: Flor Espinosa2018-12-19T16:38:37-06:00

Board Spotlight: Tom Harwell


This month’s Houston Furniture Bank (HFB) Board Spotlight features Board Member Tom Harwell. He has been on the Board of Directors for less than a year. Tom was recruited to Houston Furniture Bank by long-time supporter Stephanie Haynes, a Houston Furniture Bank Advisory Board member. Tom has spent 45 years in the hospitality industry. He supports nonprofits that provide services to people with special needs and children, as well as cancer research. Tom has been married for nearly 40 years and has four children and five grandchildren. He enjoys reading and landscaping as well as cooking and wines. He also likes [...]

Board Spotlight: Tom Harwell2018-11-30T21:59:08-06:00

Partner Spotlight: Mattress Firm


Today’s Houston Furniture Bank partner spotlight is Mattress Firm. The national bedding retailer has been a longtime supporter of Houston Furniture Bank’s services and programs – providing donations and partnering in initiatives to support area families. In fact, the continued success of our Mattress Recycling Center is largely dependent on the 3-5 trailer loads of used mattresses that Mattress Firm is delivering every week to Houston Furniture Bank. Most recently, Hurricane Harvey created a bond of giving between the Mattress Firm and the Houston Furniture Bank. Mattress Firm donated more than 40 trailer loads of bedding products in the days and [...]

Partner Spotlight: Mattress Firm2018-12-04T16:30:55-06:00

Give to Houston Furniture Bank this Holiday Season


Imagine your child going to sleep at night on the floor. Imagine waking them up for school every morning, knowing that tonight your family won’t have any beds to sleep on again. It would be heartbreaking! But for thousands of families in the Houston are this is their reality every single day, and night. This holiday season you can give the gift of hope to a family in need. You can provide a bed for a child to sleep on. You can choose to make a difference right now. Here are a few ways you can get involved today: Make a [...]

Give to Houston Furniture Bank this Holiday Season2018-12-04T16:30:16-06:00

Houston Strong Furniture Drive 2018 Recap


Thank you, Houston, for your generosity! Thousands of Houston area families are living without the most basic furniture items, from a comfortable place to sit to even a place to sleep. Houston Furniture Bank held the second annual Houston Strong Furniture Drive on Saturday, November 17 to invite the community to donate gently-used furniture and household items. The event included four drop-off sites throughout the city and enjoyed the support of the following partners: Hoffer Furniture James Craig Furnishings Landmark Furniture Mantua Manufacturing Mattress Firm Mattress for Less Serta/Simmons While totals are still being compiled on the donations received as a [...]

Houston Strong Furniture Drive 2018 Recap2018-12-04T16:29:43-06:00

HFB Board Member Spotlight: Mark Montgomery


Today’s Houston Furniture Bank (HFB) Board Spotlight features Board Member Mark Montgomery. Mark has been on the Board of Directors for three years and has provided significant support to the Mattress Recycling Center. He has remained committed to the success of Houston Furniture Bank during times of great need, including the relocation after the fire and the recent increased need after Hurricane Harvey. Mark was recruited to Houston Furniture Bank by fellow Board Member Larry Cress. “Larry presented the thought of a true social enterprise serving the community, providing jobs and helping the environment,” said Mark. “We worked together to fund [...]

HFB Board Member Spotlight: Mark Montgomery2018-11-30T21:51:56-06:00

Houston Furniture Bank Service Update – October 2018


Houston Furniture Bank’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts continue with two new assistance programs. Since Hurricane Harvey struck the Houston area, Houston Furniture Bank has been providing furniture essentials for individuals and families that were devastated by the storm and the subsequent flooding.  This assistance began thanks to the generous donations of individuals and businesses from around our community and from around the country.  Houston Furniture Bank has provided aid for more than 2,000 families affected by the storm, helping to get their homes and lives back on track. This aid for families will continue with grants provided by the Greater Houston [...]

Houston Furniture Bank Service Update – October 20182018-10-30T15:40:48-05:00

HFB Donor Highlight: Article.


Houston Furniture Bank received a large donation this week from furniture company Article including sofas, chairs, and ottomans. Article has already donated three truckloads of furniture this year, giving back right here in our community. Our clients have been so excited to receive this stylish, high quality furniture. Our sponsors make it possible for HFB to continue the important work of Making Empty Houses Homes. We work with manufacturers, retailers, corporate sponsors and foundations to connect families in need with essential furniture including beds, sofas, tables and chairs. With the help of sponsors like Article, we are working to support family [...]

HFB Donor Highlight: Article.2018-11-30T21:52:57-06:00

HFB Board Member Spotlight: Pat Duffy


This month’s Houston Furniture Bank (HFB) Board Spotlight features Board Member Pat Duffy. Although Pat hasn’t been a member of the Board for long, he has been a part of the organization during a pivotal year in the history of the nonprofit. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, HFB has risen to meet the challenge of an unexpected need from the community. Pat’s support has been essential to HFB’s response during this period of recovery. Pat was recruited into the organization by HFB Executive Director Oli Mohammed. Pat and Oli had an opportunity to spend time together at the Colliers golf [...]

HFB Board Member Spotlight: Pat Duffy2018-11-30T21:52:25-06:00


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