New Life Furniture Bank is a faith-based non-profit organization located in Blue Ash, Ohio, serving the Greater Cincinnati area. We collect gently used furniture from people who have extra, inspect and clean it, and deliver the items directly to the homes of families in need.
We believe in the healing power of giving and receiving to empower communities to come together and support our most vulnerable populations.
We restore dignity and bring pride of ownership and confidence to those in need so they can be self-sufficient.
We make giving easy and fulfilling by picking up, transporting and cleaning your gently used furniture and delivering it to those in need.
We are the only nationally registered furniture bank in Southwest Ohio, striving to end the cycle of homelessness.
New Life Furniture Bank was founded in 2006 by Holly Young, Tim Nabors and volunteers from Milford First United Methodist Church in partnership with Inter Faith Hospitality Network (IHN) who provides emergency shelter to homeless families.
Holly and Tim volunteered together helping families overcoming homelessness who were staying at their church. During this time, Holly met a young woman named Teresa who had fled domestic abuse with her three children and just the clothes on their backs. Shortly after Teresa moved into a new house, she shared with Holly that she had pulled three twin mattresses out of the dumpster for her children to sleep on. Holly told Teresa that she would help her find clean mattresses for the children and quickly organized a furniture and housewares drive. The church responded with an abundance of furniture and everything she needed to start over…. her house was made into a home! This act of kindness restored Teresa’s dignity, relieved the stress of buying furniture, and allowed Teresa to focus on providing for her children. InterFaith Hospitality recognized the need for a furniture bank and began referring more clients to Holly and Tim.
“God doesn’t call the equipped, he equips the called.”
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For the first few years, New Life Furniture Bank was a small ministry out of Milford First United Methodist Church and in 2009 became a 501(C)3 Furniture Bank. Ten years later, New Life Furniture Bank partners with over 20 social service agencies and provides furniture to those in need throughout the Greater Cincinnati area.