Sharing Connections Furniture Bank (non-profit) Company Information
- Downers Grove
- United States
Our Vision: Tonight, everyone eats at a table and sleeps in a bed. Our Mission: Share good things with good people. Sharing Connections brings together community members by enabling families and businesses to share their gently used furniture, household items and clothing with families needing assistance. This is a unique opportunity for the community to directly make an impact by passing on something they no longer need to make a difference in the life of a family. SC staff works closely with referring partner organizations such as domestic violence shelters, housing organizations, food pantries, schools, veteran, and teen parent organizations refer clients to SC after they have determined the need for beds, cribs, furniture and other household items. Fitting with the vision of SC, distribution of cribs and beds for children is a major focus of our programming. The families served by SC include the previously homeless, unemployed and working poor, veterans, victims of domestic violence, immigrants, individuals with mental or physical disabilities, victims of fire, flood and natural disasters, etc. They have housing, but are faced with the harsh reality that their �home� is empty or severely under-furnished � without cribs and beds for the children, a table, chairs and dishes to share meals, or even a sofa to sit on and relax. Our clients have an average salary of approximately $12,400 a year for a family of four. After basic expenses such as rent, utilities, food and clothing are paid, there�s little if anything left for the common household furnishings most take for granted. These individuals and families must overcome many obstacles on their way to self-sufficiency. Since our founding our services have grown to not only include professional referral services from partner agencies for furniture and clothing - but have expanded with our annual toy program, back to school supply program, and in 2019 launched our very own in house option to offer direct to client services through in-house case management. Together, We Furnish Hope. We are looking for individuals that can join our truck crew to assist in picking up furniture items in the community. https://www.sharingconnections.org/truck-interest.html Volunteer Positions include: � Driver (class C lic. req.)* � Helpers to move/load furniture *With a minimum of a 6 month commitment, SC will pay to get you the class C lic. � While we currently pick up items in the community twice a week (Mondays & Thursdays) you would not be required to participate on each day. � Some drivers/helpers donate anywhere from one day a week or even one day a month - everything helps! � We are also looking for individuals who might be interested in assisting us when picking up from commercial donors and that can take place on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday. We would notify you in advance of pickups - but participation is not required.
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