Capital Region Furniture Bank

Entering its second full year, the HATAS Capital Region Furniture Bank is a model agency collaboration in the Capital Region.  Bringing together HATAS, Catholic Charities, St. Catherine's Center for Children, and Unity House, our mission is to provide free, basic furnishings for households emerging from homeless shelters and domestic violence.

We are a unique local partnership that brings together multiple human service agencies, including HATAS, to work collaboratively on helping our community. Individuals and families are referred to us by our partners and the referred consumer then shops our warehouse for the basic furnishings they need.

The HATAS Capital Region Furniture Bank is located at 5 Anderson Drive right here in Albany.

The HATAS Capital Region Furniture Bank is made possible through your support.

A home is more than just four walls. The Capital Region Furniture Bank is the way for the members of the community that HATAS helps to turn their new home into a true home. We always welcome furniture donations and are in need of volunteer support to keep up the continued success of the Furniture Bank.

How The HATAS Capital Region Furniture Bank Helps

Furniture Donors donate gently used furniture from our list of approved home furnishings. Donors can be anyone from within the community: individuals, private organizations, or public entities.

Our Furniture Bank Volunteers come and pick up donated home furnishings from around the Capital Region, then transport them to our warehouse. Individuals or families are referred to the furniture bank by one of our partners within the community.

Consumers then shop the warehouse for the furniture they need to turn their new home into a true home.

Everything is taken care by HATAS volunteers so that that donated home furnishings are transported, stored, and ready for their new home.

Please Note: Due to a recent influx of donations and space restrictions we are temporarily not accepting furniture donations. If you would like to be added to a donation wait list, please contact us using the number below.

Do you have gently used furniture to donate?

CALL 518-612-BANK
or use this form
To Donate Gently Used Home Furnishings

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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.

Juliette P.

Is this a real need?

Absolutely, and our solution is not duplicated within the community.

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.

Without a dresser, where does one put their clothes? Without a bed, where does one sleep? Employers notice when job applicants are wearing clothes that have sat in a pile or have slept on the floor.

In its first year of operation the HATAS Capital Region Furniture Bank furnished over 300 households.

This program compliments our continued success elsewhere in our mission to combatreduce, 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.

We need:
Dressers, Beds, Mattresses (Queen and smaller), Lamps, End Tables, Microwave Ovens and TV sets.

We do NOT accept:
Credenzas, China Hutches, Entertainment Centers, Major Appliances, Bookcases

Give your gently-used furnishings a second life.

Please note that at this time we are temporarily not accepting furniture donations.

Make a Furniture Donation >

Questions? Comments?
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Our Partners Make It Possible

The HATAS Capital Region Furniture Bank would not be possible without the collaborative support and investment from our partners in the community.

The HATAS Capital Region Furniture Bank is made possible with support from Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany.
The HATAS Capital Region Furniture Bank is made possible through support from Unity House.
The HATAS Capital Region Furniture Bank is made possible through support from Northern Rivers.
The HATAS Capital Region Furniture Bank is made possible through support from St. Catherine's Center for Children

The Furniture Bank is also supported by private donations.  We are grateful to KeyBank and MVP for their continued support.

HATAS thanks MVP Healthcare for their support of the Capital Region Furniture Bank. Keep up the great work!
HATAS thanks Key Bank for making the Capital Region Furniture Bank possible. Keep up the great work!

If you are a private business and you are interested in supporting us and making an impact within the community, please call Tom Whalen, HATAS Director of Development, at 518-463-2124 ext 241.

Individuals interested in becoming volunteers can contact our warehouse staff at (518) 612-BANK, or head over to our volunteer page.

The HATAS Capital Region Furniture Bank
5 Anderson Dr
Albany, NY 12205

 
Help your neighbors turn their house into a true home.