Furniture Sharehouse: You Can Help Support Westchester County Veterans

Home Stager with Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY

Furniture Sharehouse is Westchester County's own furniture bank. Run by volunteers, Furniture Sharehouse collects unwanted clean, basic furniture, and re-distributes it FREE to clients of about 40 different Westchester County agencies.

Every month, on average, 7 to 8 Westchester County veterans are helped to ease into permanent housing by Furniture Sharehouse, through the Veteran's Affairs arm of WestCOP (Westchester Community Opportunity Program).

Donations (furniture, time, funds) are always sought and welcomed, but right now, your online VOTES are #1 ask.

Larchmont's own Kate Bialo, founder of Furniture Sharehouse is one of 10 National Finalists vying for a $25K grant from L'Oreal's Women of Worth event.

Now, through November 21, everyone can vote once a day (per email address) HERE.

Veterans are just one segment of the client base who typically receive 8 to 10 pieces of clean, basic furniture, things many of us take for granted: a sofa, a kitchen table/chairs, a dresser, a bed. Above is a photo I set of of what a client would typically receive.

Regular readers know I am absolutely shameless when it comes to asking for support for this wonderful cause. If you are reading this, please, you have all the tools you need to help right now. Please click on this link to VOTE,  share it with your friends, evn re-blog if so inclined.  Whatever you can do, thank you for your support!!

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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

What a great localism post!  I have never heard of a furniture sharehouse, but this is a great idea.  Will they pick up donations that may be difficult for the donater to haul?

Nov 11, 2012 01:09 AM #1
Marie Graham
Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY - White Plains, NY
Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager

Yes, Chris-that is the #1 operating cost. Donors make a small contribution, and if clients need a delivery, they pay a small fee, but the furniture is free. Furniture Sharehouse is my local bank, but there are many throughtout the US. NFBna (National Furniture Banks of North America) lists them by state. They are a problem-solver for many-those who don't have, those that have too much-AND their Realtors!!

Nov 11, 2012 02:32 AM #2
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
Hey Marie, just got back from voting for Kate again...some agents from my office also voted for her...I sincerely hope that Kate wins.
Nov 12, 2012 11:58 AM #3
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