Our mission is to provide dignity and comfort to our clients by allowing them to hand-pick an entire home’s worth of furnishings.

The Chicago Furniture Bank is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves as an intermediary between Chicagoans who have extra furniture and those who need it. We provide furnishing packages to our clients that include beds, couches, armchairs, dressers, end tables, coffee tables, kitchen tables and chairs, dish ware, rugs, lamps, artwork, and mirrors, among other things. By recycling gently used household items, we create value in the following ways:

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The Chicago Furniture Bank would not be possible without funding from the University of Pennsylvania's President's Engagement Prize

The idea of three recent Penn alumni spending their initial post-graduate year helping families in Chicago obtain much-needed furniture touches at the very heart of the President’s Engagement Prize ethos: leveraging Penn knowledge to improve the lives of others. Griffin, James, and Andrew’s project, Chicago Furniture Bank, is innovative, impactful, and ingenious. By distributing donations of gently used furniture and household goods to families that are transitioning into supportive housing, Griffin, James, and Andrew are changing countless lives for the better.
— University of Pennsylvania President, Amy Gutmann