We are a large family and we have moved out of a homeless shelter and are looking for help to get furniture. We have 5 boys and 1 girl and would like to make a nice home for the children. If you have any information on how to get free used furniture that would help.
By Angela from Far Rockaway, NY
You can go to freecycle.org and sign up for their group. It is a program that gives things away to keep them from ending up in the landfill. You know, how you drive down the road and see perfectly good furniture, etc., on the curb for trash pickup. People offer pretty much anything you can imagine on there.
You can also request items. Just read the rules carefully, so you follow their procedures. I have gotten great things off there and I've offered them as well. You might also try Salvation Army. I know some of them have funds to offer you furniture, usually from their thrift stores.
Congrats on getting your own place. Be happy.
There's a category on Craigslist for "free" items and you can find some bargains there, but be prepared to go fast. There's also Freecycle in a lot of areas. Check out the local churches as many times they may know of someone in need of having something gone. Good luck to you and God bless you and yours. (04/16/2010)
Most Salvation Army thrift stores give out vouchers for free furniture. There is usually an office for them that you have to go to in order to get the voucher. The furniture might not be great, but better than none. What you get depends on what they have at the time. Make some calls. Also if you belong to a church ask there. They might have some members that are ready to get rid of something. (04/16/2010)
Some towns have a survival center just for that purpose. They are located next to the food bank in our town. Look for one, and God bless. (04/16/2010)
Check out your local college and apartments that cater to college students at the end of the school year. You'd be amazed at the things some students throw out instead of taking it home or putting it in storage over the summer. (04/16/2010)
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