HOW CAN YOU SHELTER IN PLACE IN AN EMPTY SPACE?

URGENT COVID-19 RESPONSE:

In these unprecedented times, we are all struggling to understand how best to protect ourselves, our families, and our community. The very nature of our service requires close contact with objects and people. In order to protect public health and safety, we had to close to the public.

We need your financial support today so we can immediately reopen as a secure resource for families who require furnishings during this public health crisis.

An Appeal From Our Director

In these unprecedented times, we are all struggling to understand how best to protect ourselves, our families, and our community.

The very nature of our service requires close contact with objects and people. In order to protect public health and safety, we had to close to the public.

We need your financial support today so we can immediately reopen as a secure resource for families who require furnishings during this public health crisis.

Local shelters are moving people into housing as quickly as possible to protect their health and free up beds. It is critical that Community Warehouse is able to provide the essential items that get families off the floor.

Your gift now will allow us to reopen with modified community services addressing additional health and safety needs of our community including proper sanitation, portability, and reduced contact.

Before this crisis, we provided furnishings to 60 families a week. The need has not decreased with our closure. Our closure means those families are being asked to stay put in empty spaces.

This pandemic has left us (and the whole nonprofit community) scrambling to adjust to sudden revenue loss and a shifting public need.

That’s why your gift is crucial right now. Please ensure we can get back to filling those empty homes with safe and essential items in this turbulent time.

Sincerely,

 

 

Dunetchka Otero-Serrano

Executive Director

Make A Home, From Home

Sponsor A Home 2 Go Kit! In response to community public health needs, Community Warehouse is offering pre-packaged HOME 2 GO Essential Items Kits to ensure service continuity that provides essential furnishings to people during the health crisis and adheres to public safety guidelines for preventing the spread of disease. These kits consist of new items: a 4-drawer dresser filled with an air mattress, bedding, towel set, cookware, and dishware. The dressers are built and donated by a local manufacturer.

Purchase The Essentials of Home: 

During the COVID-19 crisis, ALL families need to have safe, clean essentials to stay healthy. You can help us distribute kits of affordable essentials through our Amazon Smile Wishlist! Purchase items on our approved list from the comfort of your home, ship to us, and you’ll give comfort to others!

Create A Donation Pile – This might be a great time to do some reorganizing and set aside what you could pass on to neighbors in need! When it is safe to take donations again we’ll be seeking a limited set of clean items to ensure sanitary service and minimize contact. You can help by collecting ONLY the following items:

  • microwavable dishes
  • pots & pans
  • drinking glasses
  • kitchen utensils
  • silverware
  • towels
  • twin and queen bedding

Stay tuned for updates and instructions from us about how to donate when we reopen! We’ll have the latest information here.

Furniture makes a house a home.

No matter how, when, or where you give, you’re giving families in need the gift of a home.

We couldn’t fulfill our mission without the help of our generous donors, or our fabulous volunteers. And we’re always in need of both! Learn how you can give the gift of home – today.

No spare furniture? No problem! You can still contribute with a monetary donation. Consider a one-time gift, become a monthly HomeMaker donor, or sign up for a legacy donation.
Household goods you no longer need could help create a home for someone else in our community. And we think that’s pretty awesome. Check out what, where, and when you can donate.
We’re your eclectic, affordable and ever-changing source for thrifting that makes a difference. All proceeds support our furniture bank mission.

Volunteer

The generosity of our volunteers allows us to fulfill our mission – putting used goods to good use – every day. You’ll get a fun, hands-on experience by volunteering in our furniture bank, our Estate Store, or at one of our events. Whether you’re a first time volunteer or a group looking to make a difference, we’ll welcome you with open arms – and a smile. Help families by joining our volunteer family today.

Host a Drive

Share our mission with your colleagues, friends or loved ones. Host a collection drive at your school, church, work or neighborhood for smaller home goods, like kitchenware, linens, lamps, and more. Hosting a drive is easy and fun – we promise!

The Dresser Project

Clothing, underwear, socks and knick-knacks need a home, too. Dressers are consistently one our most-needed items. With The Dresser Project, we work to build dressers to meet the demand.

Help give the simple gift of organization. We’re always looking for volunteers to help build dressers. Or, a monetary donation to The Dresser Project ensures we always have enough dressers on hand.

We love gathering stuff. We also love gathering community. Check out our upcoming events to have fun (always!), learn about our mission, and connect with our ever-growing community of supporters.
As a homeless Veteran who has been struggling for awhile, I’ve had a hard time being treated like a human being. This is the most kindness and respect anyone has given to me in a long time. Thank you. John

Warehouse Client