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HFB Partner Spotlight: Communities in Schools Houston

2018-11-30T21:53:25-06:00

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 is providing furniture through a partnership with HFB. HFB has partnered with CIS on various programs and initiatives over a period of several years, providing assistance to children in schools who need assistance. CIS brings families who are in need of furniture, and together we work [...]

HFB Partner Spotlight: Communities in Schools Houston2018-11-30T21:53:25-06:00

HFB Board Member Spotlight: Minerva Perez

2018-11-30T21:53:49-06:00

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 to help give out furniture in the days after Hurricane Harvey devastated the city. Minerva was recruited to HFB by her friend and neighbor Janet Ely. Although her initial interest was due to her friend’s invitation, Minerva has remained with HFB because of the mission to [...]

HFB Board Member Spotlight: Minerva Perez2018-11-30T21:53:49-06:00

D.I.V.A.S. Project of the Month

2020-06-26T16:56:35-05:00

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 area non-profit agencies to improve public and private areas. D.I.V.A.S. newest project Recently, D.I.V.A.S. completed a project with a client referred by one of HFB’s agency partners, Fort Bend County Behavioral Health Services. The D.I.V.A.S. volunteers helped transform a 4-bedroom 2-story house into a more functional [...]

D.I.V.A.S. Project of the Month2020-06-26T16:56:35-05:00

Hurricane Harvey – One Year Later

2018-08-29T18:02:33-05:00

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 that most had never seen before, causing a level of destruction many of us could not have imagined. And, while the destruction left in the wake of the storm was unprecedented, the community spirit seen in its aftermath also has left a legacy of goodwill. Even [...]

Hurricane Harvey – One Year Later2018-08-29T18:02:33-05:00

Volunteer Opportunities for Students at Houston Furniture Bank

2018-11-30T21:54:36-06:00

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. High school counselors often encourage students to undertake volunteer activities to spruce up their college applications, while college advisors recommend the same for improved post-graduate resumes. Volunteering can help create a professional network for future opportunities. Work performed on a volunteer basis can help you learn [...]

Volunteer Opportunities for Students at Houston Furniture Bank2018-11-30T21:54:36-06:00

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