Furniture Collection Drive

Furniture Collection Drive

Host a “Stuff a Truck” event and invite your friends, coworkers, family, and neighbors to donate their gently used furniture to Together. The furniture is used for our Rapid Rehousing programs in order to support families leaving homelessness and getting a fresh start. Together will rehouse around 125 families each year, and your efforts will ensure that the furniture room is always stocked with the basics a family will need.

 

Implementation Checklist

 

Register – Complete Together’s online registration form.

 

Decide where you want to have the furniture collection drive.

Decide where you would like to host your Furniture Collection Drive: at your house, place of worship, your work, in your neighborhood, or any place you can organize a group. Large parking lots or anywhere that is vehicle accessible is a great place for a Furniture Collection Drive.

 

Decide when you want to have the furniture collection drive.

The date, time, and duration of your Furniture Collection Drive will be up to you. This will also be determined by the availability of the rented moving truck that Together will secure for your group beforehand. Ensure that your group will have enough time to prepare for your Furniture Collection Drive, to collect furniture donations, and to have the moving truck delivered back to Together.

 

Who will be involved?

Establish who will be in charge of each step in organizing and carrying out the Furniture Collection Drive. Who will contact Together? Who will contact Together to have us reserve a moving truck? Who will organize and schedule volunteers? Who will promote the Furniture Collection Drive within the community? Who will deliver the collected furniture to Together afterwards?

 

What supplies do you need?

Determine what supplies will be necessary for your group’s Furniture Collection Drive. Common supplies needed include a rented moving truck in which to collect furniture donations, signs and posters to publicize the Furniture Collection Drive, and handouts or fliers letting community members know what furniture items are being collected.

 

How will you host the furniture collection drive?

 

1. Contact Together and organize the Furniture Collection Drive. Your group will need to contact Together with the date and time of your Furniture Collection Drive so that we can reserve a moving truck for your group.

 

2. Let people in your community know about the Furniture Collection Drive, where the moving truck will be located,  and what furniture items are being collected. Use social media-Facebook and Twitter-to promote your event.

 

3. Furniture items include: mattresses, box springs, tables, chairs, dressers, cribs, bed frames, wardrobes, and other related furniture items.

 

4. When the moving truck is full, drive to Together to drop off the collected furniture items and moving truck.  

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