As part of their mission of helping furnish apartments for families ready to move into permanent housing, Family Promise often needs furniture, kitchen supplies, and linens. If you are moving or anticipating a move, here’s how to donate furniture and other items to Family Promise:
Thea Mozingo, Volunteer Engagement & Supportive Resources Coordinator, is the contact person for all donations (216-751-3010).
Furniture: Family Promise can only take furniture when they are preparing an apartment for a family; they have limited storage for other things. Beds and dressers, small kitchen tables and chairs, and small couches are the most needed items. When you contact Thea, she will tell you if they have a move-in scheduled soon, and will collect information from you about the furniture you are offering. If they are unable to use it, she will recommend other places to contact. If Family Promise can use the furniture, they will pick it up from your house.
Kitchen supplies: Family Promise will accept dishes (sturdy! These are families with children) and cooking supplies (utensils, pots and pans). Call Thea before you deliver anything.
Linens: Twin and double sheets and blankets, as well as pillow cases, are welcome. Again, call before you deliver.
Clothing: Seasonal children’s clothing is always welcome, but again, call before you deliver.
Volunteer opportunities are also available at Family Promise – again, contact Thea Mozingo if you are interested.
Family Promise provides emergency and transitional housing, counseling, and support services to homeless families, housing their clients in a single building renovated for up to 23 families at a time. They are located at 3470 E 152nd St, Cleveland – off Kinsman
just west of the Shaker Hts Public Works Dept.