An item of furniture that no longer serves you may mean security and comfort to a family without. Consider donating new or gently used furniture to the Tarrant County Furniture Bank, allowing it to be distributed to a home in need.
If you have furniture to donate, please use the form below, or contact our program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-732-8451.
What to Donate
Sometimes it is hard to decide what to donate. It may be helpful to think about family members or friends – would you give the piece of furniture to them, and would they use it? If the answer is yes, then it is likely the Tarrant County Furniture Bank can use it. Just remember, it is about creating a safe and secure environment that contributes to the health and well-being of our clients.
Our Most Needed Items
The items our clients need the most are the basics. Think about your first apartment. What did you need?
Our most needed items include:
- Dinette sets for 2 or 4 including tables and chairs
- Living room chairs or recliners
- Coffee tables
- End tables
- Dressers/chests of drawers
- TV stands
- Small desks
- Desk chairs (home use)
- Small bookcases
- Lamps (must work!)
Our employees and volunteers have the authority to determine if items can be accepted.
If you’re in doubt about an item you’re thinking of donating, feel free to contact our program coordinator at email@example.com or 817-732-8451 and ask.
Items We Cannot Accept
Things in Bad Condition
To protect the dignity of our clients, save space in our warehouse, and prevent us from having to cart what is essentially trash to the dump, Tarrant County Furniture Bank will not accept items with:
- Large stains
- Deep cuts
- Deep scratches
- Missing parts
- Fire or water damage
- Visible pet dander, fur, or odor
- Insect infestations
- Foul or strong odor
- Needed repairs to be usable
Things We Cannot Use
here are some furniture items we simply do not accept even if they are in great condition, whether out of liability or space concerns. Furniture items we do not accept, regardless of condition, include but are not limited to:
- Cribs, changing tables, playpens or other baby items
- Office furniture (big desks, filing cabinets, etc.)
- Items over 6’ tall
- Large pieces (entertainment cabinets, armoires, buffets, etc.)
- Hospital beds
- Used mattresses or box springs
In keeping with our mission, we supply only furniture. We are unable to distribute non-furniture items. Non-furniture items we do not accept, regardless of condition, include but are not limited to:
- Car seats
- Appliances (except lamps)
- Miscellaneous housewares (i.e. pots and pans, utensils, etc.)
- Décor items (i.e. photo frames, artificial plants, knick-knacks, etc.)
- Window treatments (blinds, curtains, etc.)
- Pillows (either decorative or sleeping, except if part of a sofa or loveseat ensemble)
- Carpeting, light fixtures, or building materials
- Linens (i.e. bedding, towels, etc.)
- Personal care items, toiletries
- Electronics (i.e. televisions, computers, etc.)
- Clothing or shoes
- Pet care items
Does Tarrant County Furniture Bank Sell Furniture to the Public?
The majority of donated furniture goes directly to people exiting homelessness who are setting up a new home. But sometimes, an item is not appropriate for an apartment or just doesn’t get chosen by a client.
Most people exiting homelessness will be moving into a small apartment. Larger pieces like big sectional sofas or dining sets for 8 may not work in their new space. Additionally, our partners and their clients have a personalized shopping experience, choosing the pieces they want for their new home. No offense to your grandmother’s couch, but sometimes a donated piece just isn’t chosen by anyone.
So sometimes, Tarrant County Furniture Bank does sell donated items to the public.
If a donated item is larger than can be used by most clients or it is not selected within a 12-month period, Tarrant County Furniture Bank may opt to sell it to the public to make space in our warehouse. 100% of the proceeds of such sales go directly back to Tarrant County Furniture Bank programs and operations to support our mission. You can feel good about donating an item, even if it is later sold.
When Tarrant County Furniture Bank decides to sell a piece to the public, we use OfferUp to sell these items. Interested? Check out our OfferUp page!
YES! We can come and get your donated furniture!
- All furniture donation pick-ups are done on Saturdays, usually between 9am and 4pm.
- We apologize, but we cannot pick up during the week.
- Pick-ups must be scheduled a minimum of 48 hours in advance. This usually means by the Thursday before the anticipated Saturday pick up. Friday is too late to schedule, as we need to arrange with our truck and movers.
To schedule a pick up, please contact our program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-732-8451 today!
Alternatively, you are welcome to schedule a drop-off of your donation.
- Drop-offs can be scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays between 9am and 4pm.
- You will need to be able to unload the pieces with minimal assistance. We cannot guarantee someone will be able to unload the furniture for you. Please bring help.
To schedule a donation drop-off, contact our program coordinator at email@example.com or 817-732-8451.
YES! I would like to donate!
- You will receive a furniture donation receipt for your tax purposes.
- Tax law prohibits Tarrant County Furniture Bank from assigning a value to your furniture donation.
- If you have questions, please speak to your tax professional.
We are thrilled to work with corporate entities such as furniture retailers or hotels who wish to donate surplus items!
To arrange for a corporate donation, please contact our executive director Teresa Huskey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-732-8451.