Furniture Friends is an All Saints Church Datchworth and Community project. We collect donations of good quality furniture and household items that are no longer wanted or needed. We then resupply these essential items free of charge to families and individuals facing challenging circumstances.
This scheme is a practical way of showing love to our local communities. Furniture Friends deliver to people of any faith or none. The other benefit of this project is to encourage recycling and re-use, preventing tonnes of good furniture from ending up at the dump.
We are only a small project and have limited storage so cannot take everything we are offered, but we are always happy to refer enquiries to other local recycling schemes.
Furniture Friends is run entirely by volunteers. Our running expenses are about £3,500 a year. We are currently fundraising to replace the van, as it is over 20 years old. Any help gratefully received.
Donations are most welcome: http://tinyurl.com/GivealittleFF
As you can see, we are a small team. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us using any of the methods given above. You will be most welcome.
“I just wanted to let you know what a difference you have made to our families. I visited my client today and for the first time in 4 years the children were dressed and clean, the house was tidy and organized. Your help and donations have given this family a new direction and a sense of pride in their home which has had a huge impact on the children and their wellbeing.” Senior Social Worker
“Yesterday all I had was a mattress and a camping stove, today I have a bed and a beautiful chair. I feel like a queen, thank you so much.” Recipient
“What you are doing is amazing and is really making a difference to our residents. I really don’t know how we could have helped so many of our tenants without you.” Tenancy Sustainment Officer