For many people, moving means getting rid of used furniture. Whether you are trying to de-clutter before putting your house on the market, downsizing for a move to a smaller place, or just using moving as a reason to make a change, you probably have a few pieces of furniture that will need a new home of their own.
I’d like to encourage you to donate your gently used furniture to a great Austin area organization, Saint Louise House.
Saint Louise House provides deeply affordable and supportive housing for low income homeless women and their children with the goal of helping families develop long-term stability. Saint Louise House has grown from five apartments in 2001 to two 24-unit apartment complexes with the capacity to serve 46 families. In this housing environment, families are encouraged to be a part of a supportive community as they work or attend school.
Saint Louise House takes a unique approach to housing. Each family that moves in opens the door to a fully furnished apartment (including house wares, linens and décor). When the family is ready to move into their next home, they take everything with them. This approach provides a sense of stability for families who’ve experienced much uncertainty, and it is furniture donations which help make this approach possible.
Saint Louise House accepts the following furniture items for donation:
• Sofas, loveseats, chairs
• Dining room tables and chairs
• End and coffee tables
• Sturdy TV stands or small entertainment centers
• Night Stands
• Toddler beds with mattress
• Adjustable metal bed frames
For a full list of all items accepted for donation, click here.
So instead of throwing away the furniture you won’t be taking to your new home, donate it to a family in need.
To donate your furniture or learn more about Saint Louise House, contact:
Mindy Heredia, Volunteer and In-Kind Donations Coordinator
302-0027 ext. 17 or firstname.lastname@example.org