Making a House a Home
What is Making a House a Home?
Our Making a House a Home program works to support those who are currently transitioning from homelessness to housing by connecting them to donations of household goods and furniture. We provide opportunities for the community to get involved through bi-monthly move-ins, weekly deliveries, and adoptions to get hands on experience helping someone settle into their new home. We are filling a huge gap with this particular population because clients are often moving into housing after experiencing homelessness with nothing but what they can carry on their back. Yet, many people have excess furniture and household items in their homes without a place to put them other than the landfills. We have created a system where that furniture can now go directly to clients in need. We are also helping to increase the quality of life for many by providing them with furniture and household goods to help them become comfortable in their new home and allowing them to save the little money they do have.
How Do I Get Involved?
Making a House a Home is always looking for volunteers. There are all sorts of ways to engage in our work and volunteer with us. We have created some helpful information in each of the handy links below. Choose the link that best describes you and find out how to get involved. You can always email Alison Scharr with any questions or if you need more information.
What Do You Need?
Clients are in need of everything from pots and pans to beds and dressers. Many of these clients need everything, as they only own what they can carry. Click the link below for a list of items that are always needed (and some we can’t accept).
Do You Also Accept Monetary Donations?
The answer is a resounding YES! You can donate to our Making a House a Home program by clicking the PayPal link below. Keep in mind, you don’t need a PayPal account in order to donate to us using PayPal.
Case Manager Referral Form
Case managers looking for the referral form will find it here:
Interested in Purchasing Items for Donation?
Go to our Amazon Wish List to find items to donate to clients in need. All items will be sent to our office for distribution to clients moving out of homelessness!