Organizations that Give Away Free Furniture

By | July 19, 2018

How to Get Free Furniture – Do you need free furniture?  Many people ask,   where can I find free furniture near me.  There are free furniture programs all across the U.S. to help disadvantaged households. Every year millions of people are displaced from their home due to fires, floods, and tornadoes.  What do you do and where do you go when you have lost everything?  Furniture banks help low-income families to re-establish their households, by providing free furniture and household items to help them re-establish their homes.

If you are moving from a hotel, shelter, or if you have been displaced, and need free furniture, you may be eligible for help from a U.S. furniture bank.  Keep in mind, even if you are eligible for help, there is a process.  You can not just walk into an get furniture.  If you need furnishings like beds, couches, lamps, dishes, pots, and pans, etc. please contact your caseworker or social worker and ask for a referral.  They work with hundreds of state, local and community agencies that help screen and approve applicants for free services.

Where the Furniture Comes From

Furniture and household items are obtained by the generous donation of individuals, furniture companies and organizations in the community.  If you have ever donated something to the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Red Cross or the Goodwill Industries, or St. Vincent de Paul, know your gifts are helping disadvantaged families in your community.  Most large donations receive a tax credit.  Most organization will pick up large items from your home.


Items must be clean and in good condition. Because of time and the use of trucks, it is requested you donate two large items in order to receive free pick up or donations.  Some larger denominational churches as part of a community outreach may have thrift stores where those falling on hard times can get the necessary items to run a home. That will also include dishes, cribs, clothing for babies and young children.

Free Furniture Near Me

  • Red Cross
  • Salvation Army
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Local Churches
  • Craigslist
  • Catholic Charities
  • North American Furniture Bank

Who Qualifies for Furniture Bank Service?

  • Low-income with HIV/Aids
  • Victims fleeing domestic abuse
  • Low-income with no furniture
  • Victims of disasters like fire, flood, tornados
  • Moving from a shelter of welfare hotel and fit the HUD definition of homeless

Need free furniture?  Once you are approved, you are given a voucher, detailing what items you can receive, you will go to the organization’s store or warehouse to pick out your items.   Make an appointment to pick out your items and you can either take them with you if you have transportation or they will be delivered to you for free depending on the distance.

What is the Screening Process?

To receive services, you have to get a referral from an organization that works with the Bank. ie, Department of Social Services, Goodwill Industries, Catholic Charities, Community Poverty Organizations.  Your situation and income status must be verified to make sure only those who qualify to get the help they need.   Verification such as a letter from the government agency caseworker, W-2 forms, payroll stubs.  Proof of your living situation, such as hotel, shelter, etc.

Items you can Receive as Available

There are Free Furniture Banks in every city in the U.S.  Please speak with a social worker, case worker, counselor or church administrator if you need help with furniture.


  • beds
  • cribs
  • linens
  • mattresses
  • dressers
  • couches
  • chair
  • tables
  • lamps
  • small appliances

FURNITURE BANKS NEAR YOU

Other Places to Get Free Furniture

Craiglist and FreeCycle.org are places where you can find free furniture. Often people are moving and have not sold furniture and decided to give it away.  Other times people purchase new furniture and want are willing to give it away to someone who needs it.  Go to the “Free” section in your city to find all type of unwanted furniture. With Craigslist, it is a first come first served situation. With FreeCycle, you have to join a group in order to request furniture.



11 thoughts on “Organizations that Give Away Free Furniture

  1. Pamela Lipscomb Post author

    Hello, Rosalea. FEMA is not taking applications for people affected by the storm. Once she has an apartment or house to rent, she can get furniture and household items from local charities. Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, and other church organization will help. For right now let her get all the help she needs for FEMA, they may also give her money to buy items for a new home.

  2. Rosalea F Nall

    I am assisting an elderly lady, 81 yrs old, from our church. She has lost everything, clothes, furniture, food, appliances, etc. She is for the mean time in a FEMA shelter and being taken care of. Need assistance on how to obtain Texas grants for loss of home and personal property. I have submitted a FEMA application which is working really well so far. Can you assist? Her name is Rosalea Nall, 2009 Sleepy Hollow Drive, Pearland, TX 77581. Contact number is my phone Randall Fain, 972-489-6463.

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