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Thank you for your interest in The Bay Area Furniture Bank. Below are answers to some common questions we hear. If you don’t see your answer please feel free to call us at (650) 969-2100 or contact us by email here.
If you wish to donate furniture, please visit our Donate Furniture page: Donate Furniture Online Form
Location and Hours of Operation
Bay Area Furniture Bank is located in Sunnyvale, CA
Our Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 61042
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Our Hours of Operation:
8:00am to 4:30pm M-F
What is a Furniture Bank?
Furniture Banks are registered charities, not-for-profit organizations or social enterprises designed to provide gently used household furnishings to individuals and families in need, at little or no cost. Working with a network of community social services, agencies ensures that the right people get access to the furniture.
Are my donations tax-deductible?
Yes, your items can be tax-deductible. If you plan to itemize your tax deductions, you’ll need a receipt from the charity to whom you donated the items. Additionally, many charities such as Goodwill offer prices on commonly donated items like clothing and furnishings for estimating the value of the donation.
Why, as a charity, does a Furniture Bank charge donors for furniture pick-up service?
The short answer is: “So that we can pay the bills every month and continue to offer donated furniture for free to marginalized families.”
The slightly longer answer is: “So that we can pay the bills every month and continue to offer donated furniture for free to marginalized families. Unlike other charities with retail social enterprises – e.g. Salvation Army, ReStore (which take donated items and sell them to the public to fund their operations), we raise money through our furniture pick-up service. This revenue closes the gap between our operating costs and the fees, grants and donations we receive from our generous supporters.”