Furnishing Homes with Hope
Flourish Furnishings was founded in 2009 as a ministry of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. The founder, a former employee of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, recognized that individuals transitioning out of homelessness were moving into unfurnished spaces. He sought to align: (1) The need for home furnishings by many individuals in the community as they started a new life following a stressful life event; and (2) An abundance of household goods in the community that could potentially be obtained through donations.
For the next ten years, Flourish Furnishings developed a network of community partnerships and a dedicated volunteer base, allowing us to serve more and more clients each year. To expand our impact beyond the support of the church, we became an independent 501(c)(3) in late 2019.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
FURNITURE SOLVES A REAL NEED
We help families struggling with poverty and other severe life challenges. Often, every spare dollar earned/received goes to basic needs like food and health care. When you have to choose between a bed or dinner for the next few weeks, dinner always wins.
FURNITURE PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR FAMILIES TO FLOURISH
In our homes, the most critical conversations take place around dinner tables and couches. It’s where spouses comfort each other at the end of a long day. Where parents help their children with their math homework. Where siblings gather for play. It creates cherished moments.
FURNITURE IS ESSENTIAL TO THE BASIC ACTIVITIES OF LIFE
Imagine laying down on a floor or air mattress at the end of a long hard day. Imagine eating your dinner out of a can because you don’t have basics to prepare a meal and then sitting down to a card board box while sitting in a lawn chair. There’s a certain feeling of defeat that settles when you find yourself scraping by. Furniture can have a psychological impact that provides a level of dignity and self respect that assures a family that they will Flourish.