For many people struggling to establish a safe, healthy living environment for themselves and their families, finding adequate shelter does not always mean having a comfortably habitable home. Rent, electricity, medications, and other expenses leave many households without means of acquiring basic furnishings—tables to gather around, seating to relax in, or even beds to sleep in—a need that affects both their physical and emotional wellbeing. The Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta helps formerly homeless individuals and families, victims of domestic violence, and those fighting HIV/AIDS to fill their homes with donated, well-maintained furniture, which in turn boosts their confidence, their health, and their continued residential stability.
The Furniture Bank collects furnishings from area donors and stores them in a fully secured storage house, from which the items can be delivered to households in need. Through its Furniture Distribution Program, the organization provides on average 14 pieces of furniture to each of its client families, including a bed for each family member, a sofa, and items such as dressers, bookshelves, and coffee tables. Every year, it distributes furniture to more than 3,000 people, more than 1,700 of whom are children. But despite the generosity of the Furniture Bank's donors, the need for children's bedding often outnumbers donations, as most donated beds are full- or queen-sized. The Furniture Bank purchases twin mattresses to fill the void, ensuring each child who needs a bed receives one.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help the Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta provide comfortable beds for children trying to escape homelessness or domestic violence. If G-Team members can raise $819, the organization can purchase 13 twin mattress sets. The items will be delivered free of charge to families in need.
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