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Former Furniture Assistance Recipient Facilitates Large-Scale Donation to Houston Furniture Bank


Today, Houston Furniture Bank’s Furniture Distribution Center is freshly-stocked with dressers, tables, couches, sleeper-sofas and chairs, thanks to a generous donation from Hampton Inn at Hobby Airport, operated by Aimbridge Hospitality. Large-scale donations like this one only happen a few times a year for Houston Furniture Bank and they are vital to providing assistance to as many families as possible. This donation, however,  had extra significance -- it was coordinated by a former furniture assistance recipient! For twenty-six years, Houston Furniture Bank has been Making Empty Houses Homes. Each day at our Furniture Distribution Center, caseworkers from area organizations bring their [...]

Former Furniture Assistance Recipient Facilitates Large-Scale Donation to Houston Furniture Bank2020-06-26T16:39:29-05:00

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

My Hurricane Harvey Story: Recovery Efforts Continue for Affected Families


This story includes descriptions of flooding experienced during Hurricane Harvey. Like so many Houstonians, Esmeralda has a Hurricane Harvey story to tell. Two years ago, she was living right by Halls Bayou, at Parker by highway 59 in a four bedroom home with her daughter, a student at HCC, and her partner. Esmeralda and her daughter had always been very close. Every Tuesday, the pair took advantage of the nearby AMC $5 Movie Night. The night her home was flooded, everything happened very quickly. A native Houstonian, Esmeralda lived through Hurricane Rita, among other storms. She remembers the large tree that [...]

My Hurricane Harvey Story: Recovery Efforts Continue for Affected Families2019-06-12T14:48:27-05:00

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 Client Profile: Charlene


“I didn’t do it for me, I did it for my kids.” Charlene has overcome many challenges to be where she is today. When her fiancé died suddenly two years ago, she and her four young children were left without a permanent home. The young family moved from house to house, staying with friends and in shelters in order to keep a roof over their heads. Living in transition made it impossible for them to hold onto their possessions. The family spent some time at the Star of Hope and while they were glad to have shelter, Charlene recalls that “the [...]

HFB Client Profile: Charlene2019-05-07T18:08:31-05:00

HFB Client Profile: Rachel Thomas


The Power Of A Dresser: A Houston Furniture Bank Client Profile At Houston Furniture Bank, we are truly inspired by our clients. They are hopeful and hardworking individuals who have fought long and hard to achieve stability. Rachel Thomas is a heartwarming example of the clients who come in through our Furniture Distribution Center, and she has generously agreed to share her story with us. During Rachel’s visit to Houston Furniture Bank, she was accompanied by her caseworker, Christopher Harper of The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD. When Chris first began working with Rachel, both agreed that her living [...]

HFB Client Profile: Rachel Thomas2019-01-30T09:34:21-06:00

HFB Staff Profile: Carye Blackwell


Second Chance Hire Brings Bountiful Return to Houston Furniture Bank Carye Blackwell has been with Houston Furniture Bank for nearly two years. During that time, he has worked his way up from being an entry-level warehouse hire to becoming warehouse manager to taking over the administration of our Mattress Recycling Center. Wherever Carye has applied his talents, processes have improved, morale has increased, and outputs have skyrocketed. In a nutshell, we are very lucky to have Carye here at Houston Furniture Bank! Carye was hired in 2017 by our newly-onboarded Director of Operations, Bill Lindsay. A father of six, he was [...]

HFB Staff Profile: Carye Blackwell2019-01-30T09:23:25-06:00

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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