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Ralph Marek, Who Purchased Houston Furniture Bank’s First Truck, Leaves a Legacy of Giving

2020-06-26T16:18:02-05:00

Our city has lost a great philanthropist, leader and businessman. Ralph Marek’s 95 years were marked by his generosity and entrepreneurship, both in business and in the community. Board Chairman of Marek Family of Companies, owner of Stanley Construction & Development, and President of Marek Family Foundation, Marek was a longtime member of Houston Furniture Bank’s Advisory Board. He dedicated his life to improving the lives of those less fortunate, using his success as a businessman to give back to his community and uplift underserved Houstonians. He also served on the Advisory Boards of the Dominican Sisters, St. Pius X High [...]

Ralph Marek, Who Purchased Houston Furniture Bank’s First Truck, Leaves a Legacy of Giving2020-06-26T16:18:02-05:00

Elderly Couple Staying Home Comfortably, Thanks to a Makeover From the HFB “DIVAS”

2020-08-17T15:30:32-05:00

Janet and Willie are two seniors who received a complete home makeover, courtesy of the DIVAS of Houston Furniture Bank earlier this spring. Overcoming a foreclosure and a bedbug infestation, the couple was forced to walk away from furniture they had accumulated over a lifetime. Today, the pair is comfortably sheltering in place in their fully furnished home, thanks to the thoughtful efforts of DIVAS volunteers. Janet and Willie were connected with Houston Furniture Bank through Star of Hope, a social service agency that supports homeless families in Houston and one of over 45 agencies that partner with Houston Furniture Bank. [...]

Elderly Couple Staying Home Comfortably, Thanks to a Makeover From the HFB “DIVAS”2020-08-17T15:30:32-05:00

Volunteer Needs in Houston During COVID-19

2020-08-17T15:33:28-05:00

While Houston Furniture Bank has suspended all volunteer activities on sight, there are many ways you can help your fellow Houstonians through volunteerism. Listed below are some ways you can get involved during the coronavirus outbreak, some of which can be done from home! Please keep in mind that if you have any symptoms, are 65 years old or older, have immunodeficiency or live with someone who does, you should stay home.  The most important thing you can do during this time is to protect yourself and others by self-isolating. Volunteer From Home #VirtualVolunteerism Harbor Hospice Needs volunteers to make companionship [...]

Volunteer Needs in Houston During COVID-192020-08-17T15:33:28-05:00

HFB’s 2020 Warehouse Blowout Sale – Saturday, March 7th, 8am-2:30pm

2020-06-26T16:30:47-05:00

Warehouse Blowout Sale 2020 Saturday, March 7th 8AM - 2:30PM 8220 Mosley Rd. Join Houston Furniture Bank for a Warehouse Blowout Sale this Saturday! Our mission is Making Empty Houses Homes. In 2019, Houston Furniture Bank provided Furniture Assistance to over 2,000 families in our community, helping those affected by poverty, disaster, health concerns, homelessness and domestic violence. We provide essential furniture to families that are in transition to stability. One of Houston Furniture Bank’s most important sources of funding for running our operations is our Furniture Outlet. In 2019, sales in the Furniture Outled funded 27% of our operating budget! [...]

HFB’s 2020 Warehouse Blowout Sale – Saturday, March 7th, 8am-2:30pm2020-06-26T16:30:47-05:00

IIDA’S Product Runway Celebrates $200,000 in All-Time Donations to Houston Furniture Bank!

2020-06-26T16:31:37-05:00

Houston’s International Interior Design Association chapter recently presented $34,720.57 to Houston Furniture Bank, hard-won money raised at the “Product Runway” fundraiser, Houston’s premier Avante-Garde fashion show, now in its twelfth year. The check presentation occurred at this year’s kickoff event, where Houston’s top design firms team up for an extreme design challenge. Since 2009, Product Runway has raised over $200,000 for the cause of providing furniture assistance to families in the Greater Houston Area. The most recent event marks the largest gift to date. Said Oli Mohammed, Executive Director of Houston Furniture Bank, “This sustained support from IIDA has allowed Houston [...]

IIDA’S Product Runway Celebrates $200,000 in All-Time Donations to Houston Furniture Bank!2020-06-26T16:31:37-05:00

CHILDREN AT RISK paints a picture of ‘Growing Up in Houston’

2020-06-26T16:32:34-05:00

Did you know that one in three children in Houston lives in poverty? Each year, CHILDREN AT RISK produces “Growing Up in Houston: Assessing the Quality of Life of Our Children,” releasing its 15th edition in 2019. Introducing the report, President & CEO of CHILDREN AT RISK, Dr. Robert Sanborn, explains; “The goal of the publication is to provide stakeholders in our children’s future with a tool to help identify the most strategic and pressing areas for intervention, chart new paths to move Houston forward and track progress over time.” CHILDREN AT RISK is a non-partisan research and advocacy organization, working [...]

CHILDREN AT RISK paints a picture of ‘Growing Up in Houston’2020-06-26T16:32:34-05:00

Twitter and HFB Part of Largest Volunteer Day in Houston History

2020-06-26T16:32:59-05:00

January 16th is marked in Houston’s history as being the city's largest single day of volunteerism. Technology company and social media platform Twitter recruited 4,400 of its employees to participate in a city-wide day of volunteering and Volunteer Houston, an organization that pairs volunteers with nonprofit agencies, pulled the massive undertaking off beautifully. Twitter Volunteers were partnered with 51 local nonprofit agencies at 44 project sites across the Greater Houston Area for a day of volunteerism dubbed ‘#TwitterForGood.’ Houston Furniture Bank was proud to be selected as one of the 85 agencies with 35 Twitter employees volunteering at 8220 Mosley Rd. [...]

Twitter and HFB Part of Largest Volunteer Day in Houston History2020-06-26T16:32:59-05:00

Mattresses for Less Provides Consistent and Heartfelt Support to HFB

2020-06-26T16:33:32-05:00

Most Wednesdays at Houston Furniture Bank, our team grows by two. A truck from Mattresses for Less arrives at 8220 Mosley Road with two delivery professionals, ready to help Houston Furniture Bank deliver furniture to families in need. This has been a tremendous support to our organization, growing our capacity significantly and consistently. This contribution means that Houston Furniture Bank is able to serve 20 additional families each month, helping us achieve our mission of Making Empty Houses Homes! Houston Furniture Bank benefits from important relationships with partners from the furniture, shelter and design industries. It is thanks to these partnerships [...]

Mattresses for Less Provides Consistent and Heartfelt Support to HFB2020-06-26T16:33:32-05:00

Bedding Drive with Laura U a Great Success!

2020-08-18T07:20:46-05:00

In the days before the holidays, we at Houston Furniture Bank had the privilege of helping a grandmother and grandson who had been living in a shelter. While there, the young boy always kept with him a favorite toy dinosaur to keep him company. Today, he has his own bed in his own home, safe with his grandmother. On that bed, thanks to a bedding drive that Laura U Interior Design led to benefit Houston Furniture Bank, he has not just dinosaur sheets and a dinosaur comforter, but also a very special dinosaur blanket that you can wear as a cape. [...]

Bedding Drive with Laura U a Great Success!2020-08-18T07:20:46-05:00

Spindletop Charities Donates 89 Bed Sets to Local Children Through HFB’s ‘No Kids on the Floor’ Initiative

2020-06-26T16:34:28-05:00

Just in time for the holidays, Houston Furniture Bank has delivered 89 bed sets to families in need across the Greater Houston region. This donation was made possible through a gift to the Houston Furniture Bank’s ‘No Kids on The Floor’ initiative from Spindletop Charities, Inc. The initiative works to ensure that every child in Houston has a comfortable place to sleep. In total, 89 children ranging from pre-kindergarten to 9th grade received a new mattress, foundation, frame, and bedding one week ahead of Christmas Day. With an estimated 300,000 children sleeping on the floor every night in our city, Houston [...]

Spindletop Charities Donates 89 Bed Sets to Local Children Through HFB’s ‘No Kids on the Floor’ Initiative2020-06-26T16:34:28-05:00

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