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


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


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

Additional Measures to Address the COVID 19 Outbreak


Like so many organizations, Houston Furniture Bank is facing unprecedented challenges in the face of the global pandemic. We are taking extraordinary measures to ensure the safety and health of our employees and clients as well as to be responsible world citizens. Houston Furniture Bank provides a much-needed service to the community in the form of furniture assistance. Of this, we are very proud. We are also proud to provide gainful, meaningful employment for over 30 individuals. The COVID 19 infection is a very serious threat facing our community and our nation. We are taking every precaution, short of closing our [...]

Additional Measures to Address the COVID 19 Outbreak2020-03-20T13:59:29-05:00

COVID 19 Updates from Houston Furniture Bank


In the face of the ongoing Covid 19 situation, Houston Furniture Bank continues our service to the community. There continues to be a great need for the services we provide. Houston Furniture Bank is taking the following precautions to keep the families we serve and our staff safe: Sanitizing all surfaces regularly and wearing gloves when handling furniture. Encouraging staff, clients and caseworkers to stay home when symptomatic. For our Furniture Selection appointments, we are working with our Distribution Partners to limit non-essential visitors to HFB. Educating our staff about CDC and WHO preventative guidelines. Allowing remote work for staff for [...]

COVID 19 Updates from Houston Furniture Bank2020-03-17T13:10:40-05:00

HFB Celebrates Pride Month and Partnership with the Montrose Center


It’s Pride Month and Houston Furniture Bank is proud to be celebrating sixteen years of partnership with the Montrose Center! The Montrose Center is a Houston institution that is committed to empowering primarily lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and their families. Since 1978, they have been striving to make permanent, positive changes in attitudes and behavior, working towards a world in which all LGBT individuals can realize their fullest potential. The Montrose Center offers “integrated care,” and also serves as the cultural hub of Houston’s LGBT community, “home” to dozens of LGBT-affirming social and civic organizations. We sat down with [...]

HFB Celebrates Pride Month and Partnership with the Montrose Center2020-06-26T16:40:12-05:00

IIDA Awards Houston Furniture Bank the Leadership Award of Excellence


Houston Furniture Bank was honored to be recognized at this year’s IIDA Leaders Breakfast this May 21, 2019. Executive Director Oli Mohammed accepted the IIDA Leadership Award of Excellence in recognition of Houston Furniture Bank’s work providing furniture assistance to families in need. The IIDA Leaders Breakfast is an annual, international event series that celebrates the importance of design. This year, New York, Altanta and Houston were the cities chosen to host the spring breakfast. In Houston, the elegant event was held at the Briar Club and featured motivational speaker Terri Trespicio. Houston Furniture Bank Executive Director Oli Mohammed spoke movingly [...]

IIDA Awards Houston Furniture Bank the Leadership Award of Excellence2020-06-26T16:40:50-05:00

Memorial Exchange Club Enables Inaugural “No Kids on the Floor” Give-Away at Houston Furniture Bank


Houston Furniture Bank has been providing essential furniture to families in need for 26 years. This year, we have launched the “No Kids on the Floor” initiative, designed to extend our existing services to more children in our city. The initiative provides complete mattress sets, including a mattress, a box spring and a bed frame, to children in the region who do not currently have a bed to sleep on, the goal being to ensure that all children have a bed to lay their heads upon each night in Houston. While the exact number of children sleeping on the floor in [...]

Memorial Exchange Club Enables Inaugural “No Kids on the Floor” Give-Away at Houston Furniture Bank2020-06-26T16:41:39-05:00

HFB 26th Anniversary Celebration – Recap


Celebrating 26 Years of Making Empty Houses Homes On March 30, 2019, Houston Furniture Bank celebrated 26 years of Making Empty Houses Homes. Mayor Sylvester Turner presented our organization with a proclamation designating March 30, 2019 as Houston Furniture Bank Day in the city of Houston and also introduced the No Kids on the Floor initiative. This event was generously underwritten by Dickson Furniture Manufacturers and Landmark Furniture. The program was led by Natasha Geigel of Fox 26 and included remarks from Daniel Vasquez on behalf of Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia. Rene Solis of BakerRipley and Jennifer Herrera of Northwest Assistance Ministries [...]

HFB 26th Anniversary Celebration – Recap2020-06-26T16:42:30-05:00

HFB 26th Anniversary Celebration


Get Your Tickets Celebrate with us! Houston Furniture Bank 26th Anniversay Celebration Saturday, March 30, 2019, 12-4PM Special Guests: Mayor Sylvester Turner and Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia Houston Furnture Bank Board of Directors and staff cordiall invite you to join friends, supporters, volunteers and community members at Houston Furniture Bank. We are excited to announce the official kickoff of our "No Kids on the Floor" initiative. Learn more about this important work, enjoy tours of the facility and discover what's on the horizon for the next year at Houston Furniture Bank. WIN A $2,600 SHOPPING SPREE IN OUR FURNITURE OUTLET (see what [...]

HFB 26th Anniversary Celebration2020-06-26T16:44:37-05:00


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