The Capital Region Furniture Bank is a nonprofit program operated by the Homeless and Travelers Aid Society.
✓ Our team will pick up the donated item(s) at your location. We suggest a minimum donation of $50 to help us address the cost of gas, insurance, etc. A donation receipt will be provided to you by our pickup team. Checks should be written out to HATAS
✓ Your donation will transported back to our warehouse
✓ A formally homeless household will come to our warehouse and shop for the items they need. There is no cost to the recipient
✓ In addition to helping a low-income family by donating your gently used furniture, did you know that you’re helping our planet? The majority of used furniture ends up in the landfill and last year (2018), our Furniture Bank team diverted 112 tons of furniture from area landfills.
Please note: The Furniture Bank only accepts gently used unstained furniture items. While minor damage is acceptable, we reserve the right to refuse furniture items that are damaged beyond usefulness or are not a good fit for the needs of those we serve.
To this end, please also be aware that the Furniture bank does not accept televisions larger than 32 inches and/or over 25 lbs. in weight.
Did you know that hundreds of low-income households in the Capital Region lack beds, dressers and kitchen tables? Did you know that hundreds of low-income children sleep, eat and store their clothes on the floor? Last year the Furniture Bank Program transformed 423 empty low-income apartments into homes and this feat required the donation of over 4000 individual pieces of furniture. Numerous households assisted by our Furniture Bank team have multiple children and you can help make sure that every child has a bed, a place to store their clothes and a place to eat and do homework.
Use the form below to contact our staff regarding your donation of gently-used home furnishings, or call 518-612-BANK.
Don’t have any gently-used home furnishings that fit the bill?
You can still make an impact.
From a generous donor:
…Thank you for helping me connect to the furniture bank. The whole process was efficient, easy, and your team was outstanding. Arranging the pickup (which was so last minute on my end) was easy and your team kept me in the loop at all the points along the way. The two gentlemen who picked up the mattress were so courteous and kind and professional. Please send my deepest thanks to all these team members.
There are many reasons why individuals become homeless, however the long term solution looks the same across the board; it involves stable housing and gainful employment. While a new home that is a stable place to live is a critical key to success, home furnishings are another piece of the puzzle.
Many of us take even simple furnishings such as beds, dressers, and lamps for granted. Without these basic essentials however, the journey of turning a new home into a true home is a difficult one—not to mention the impact a lack of basic furniture can have on a person’s job search.
The Furniture Bank truly is a model of successful grassroots funding. The Bank’s entire operating budget is raised and maintained through the generosity of the community and the power of neighbors helping neighbors. Even just one donation of a gently-used home furnishing can make an impact toward building a stable future for a family right here in the Capital Region.
Don’t have any furniture that is ready to live a second life? Even a modest donation makes a difference.
This program compliments our continued success elsewhere in our mission to combat, reduce, and prevent homelessness within the Capital Region and beyond. Your contribution helps neighbors here in the Capital Region put their best foot forward and live their best lives—one home at a time.