Banks for Money, Food, Blood . . . & Furniture
I was familiar with the term “food bank,” but — until I spoke to a salesperson at a local furniture store this weekend — had never heard the term “furniture bank.”
That’s where local non-profit Bridging comes in.
Bridging will pick up used furniture in good condition, then make it available to low-income families and individuals in one of two Twin Cities locations.
Given that used furniture typically fetches pennies on the dollar, donating unneeded items not only is an act of kindness, but can be a smart year-end move, tax-wise.
And, it avoids the homeowner potentially paying to have the item picked up.