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Larry Cress Is Helping Us Grow! Board Member Highlight

2020-10-02T13:52:20-05:00

This month, Houston Furniture Bank is opening a second location, located in The Woodlands. Credit for this milestone goes to the sustained work of countless individuals over twenty-eight years. Notable among these are the efforts of Houston Furniture Bank’s Vice-Chairman of the Board, Larry Cress, who has been one of our greatest supporters for over 20 years. Larry first began his work with Houston Furniture Bank in the early 1990s, helping his daughter deliver furniture to families in need.  “When you’ve walked into a home, where a mom and a baby are sleeping on the floor, and you bring them a [...]

Larry Cress Is Helping Us Grow! Board Member Highlight2020-10-02T13:52:20-05:00

How to Be a Superstar at Houston Furniture Bank: Love Furniture!

2020-10-02T12:37:13-05:00

Cris started working with Houston Furniture Bank nearly a year ago. In that short amount of time, he has become one of our most-loved employees. He is known for his hard work, positive attitude, and loving demeanor. Our team starts the day bright and early at 7 am with an employee meeting. During these meetings, employees are encouraged to share a story from the day before. Cris always begins his stories with “Good morning guys, I love you.” It’s clear to all that he doesn't just say it to be nice, he really does love his coworkers, he loves working at [...]

How to Be a Superstar at Houston Furniture Bank: Love Furniture!2020-10-02T12:37:13-05:00

Houston Furniture Bank is Opening a Second Location in North Houston!

2020-10-12T12:57:25-05:00

Houston Furniture Bank is bringing the Greater Houston Area together to build a world of good!On October 16th, Houston Furniture Bank is fulfilling a long-held goal, opening a second location, located in Montgomery County! Dedicated to Making Empty Houses Homes, Houston Furniture Bank is a unique organization that brings together nonprofit organizations, furniture companies, environmentalists, and charitable-minded Houstonians to do a world of good. Every month, Houston Furniture Bank works with dozens of nonprofit organizations to serve over 100 families, recycles over 2,000 mattresses, and provides jobs to more than 40 individuals.“Once we started seeing the impact, said Board Vice-Chairman Larry [...]

Houston Furniture Bank is Opening a Second Location in North Houston!2020-10-12T12:57:25-05:00

Interview with Terrence McDonald, Who Oversees the Nation’s First and Largest Mattress Recycling Facility

2020-09-15T11:57:12-05:00

Terrence McDonald helped Houston Furniture Bank found our Mattress Recycling Center in 2012. For 35 years, McDonald has been the Executive Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County. Terry’s road to entrepreneurial leadership began with a modest tool employed by many nonprofits- the retail thrift store- and has expanded to encompass a small empire of reuse, recycling and upcycling businesses. He also opened the first mattress-recycling facility in the nation and remains the largest mattress recycler in the United States. Terry has led the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County to become the largest social [...]

Interview with Terrence McDonald, Who Oversees the Nation’s First and Largest Mattress Recycling Facility2020-09-15T11:57:12-05:00

Helping Houston Families Overcome the Challenges of COVID-19

2020-09-15T11:36:01-05:00

The Ortiz Family is starting over after Hurricane Harvey, a fire, and an eviction caused by the coronavirus. Johni and Jeremiah Ortiz have been together for seventeen years, and married since 2007. Together, they have five children, ages 12, 10, 9, 5 and 1. Their family has overcome many challenges, most recently a loss of income due to the coronavirus. “We went from being homeless together on more than one occasion, we went from our good times, we went from being separated, we went from having a house fire, going through Harvey. We’ve gone through some things,” said Jeremiah. We met [...]

Helping Houston Families Overcome the Challenges of COVID-192020-09-15T11:36:01-05:00

Virtual Program Celebrating 100,000 Mattresses Recycled with Esteemed Guests

2020-08-17T15:24:52-05:00

On July 31st, 2020, Houston Furniture Bank celebrated an important milestone: 100,000 mattresses recycled at Houston Furniture Bank! To mark this happy occasion safely during the coronavirus pandemic, we presented a live, virtual program on Facebook and YouTube.  The event was hosted by Houston Furniture Bank’s Board Chairman, Hal Lynde, and featured a number of esteemed guests including Terrence McDonald, Executive Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and founder of the Cascade Alliance; Larry Cress, Vice-Chairman of the Houston Furniture Bank Board; Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner; Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale of Gallery Furniture; and Oli Mohammed, Executive Director of [...]

Virtual Program Celebrating 100,000 Mattresses Recycled with Esteemed Guests2020-08-17T15:24:52-05:00

Board Chairman Hal Lynde is a Finalist for the 2020 Invest in Others Lifetime Achievement Award

2020-08-17T15:27:31-05:00

Hal Lynde, Board Chairman of Houston Furniture Bank and Financial Advisor at Raymond James Financial in Houston, has been announced as one of three national finalists for the Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the 14th Annual Invest in Others Awards. Lynde is being honored for his work with Houston Furniture Bank, which will receive a $10,000 donation from the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. If Lynde wins his category, the donation will increase to $50,000. The Invest in Others Awards program recognizes the charitable work of financial advisors in communities across the country and around the world. Advisors are nominated [...]

Board Chairman Hal Lynde is a Finalist for the 2020 Invest in Others Lifetime Achievement Award2020-08-17T15:27:31-05:00

100,000 Mattresses Recycled at Houston Furniture Bank!

2020-07-31T13:59:56-05:00

This month, we celebrate an important milestone: 100,000 mattresses recycled at Houston Furniture Bank! This number represents the work of countless individuals. Houstonians donated their mattresses. Mattress companies and the City of Houston partnered with us. Houston Furniture Bank employees and volunteers put in countless hours of hard work. Beginning in 2012, the program recycled 6,000 mattresses in its first year. In 2019, that number grew to over 27,000 mattresses recycled. 100,000 mattresses, laid end to end would reach beyond Port Arthur from Houston. Houston Furniture Bank is planning a virtual event to celebrate this milestone. Please join us on July [...]

100,000 Mattresses Recycled at Houston Furniture Bank!2020-07-31T13:59:56-05:00

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