In January of 2005, a new and vital organization serving the city of Birmingham was born. The Community Furniture Bank is a non-profit organization that specializes in the pickup, storage, and delivery of donated furniture, appliances, and other household goods.
Word of mouth soon produced a steady supply of donated items into the original 200-square-foot mini-warehouse. This space was rapidly outgrown and in June of 2005 the storage capacity was doubled. In December 2005, an early goal was realized with the acquisition of a 3,750-square-foot bay in the Distribution Center in Homewood, Alabama. The new warehouse area includes a loading dock, drive-in door, and office space, all of which will serve the organization’s growing needs for the foreseeable future.
In addition to the donation of the various furnishings and appliances, funding support is provided by individuals, churches, businesses, and various charitable and corporate foundations. The Community Furniture Bank's ultimate goal is to build an endowment to ensure long-term funding. With the support of so many generous citizens, these goals will soon become a reality.