Eco Tip: Donate Your Old Furniture

Help Furnish a Home for Someone in Need

by Marsha Low, Weavers Way Environment Committee

Are you downsizing or thinking of getting some new furniture? Then consider donating your unwanted, gently used furniture to the Philadelphia Furniture Bank, which collects furniture and provides it to people moving out of homelessness or facing other crises. PFB is a program of Pathways to Housing PA, an organization that has one of the best success rates for helping people move out of homelessness and stay off the streets.

Philadelphia Furniture Bank accepts all donations in good condition. There are some items they don’t accept, such as bedding, so go on their website to check the list. You can arrange for a pickup of your donations if necessary, but they prefer that you drop them off at their warehouse, located at 3412 J St. (lower level), near Kensington Avenue and Tioga Street, to help them avoid expensive trucking fees. If you plan to drop off your donations, call or email to let them know you are coming. For more information, visit PFB at