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Mission: A ministry that focuses on collecting gently used furniture and delivering to families and individuals in need throughout the greater cincinnati area. Our vision is to spread god's love by showing families that they are cared for and making their homes a more comfortable place.

Target demographics: We serve people who have overcome homlessness, fled and abusive situation or have had a life castastopy, like a fire or flood.

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2014 We served 1145 people ( 574 adults/ 571 children) with 7094 pieces of furniture. We did 746 pickups of furniture and 495 Deliveries. All to our brothers and sisters in need here in the Cincinnati area.

Geographic areas served: Clermont, Hamilton, Butler and parts of Campbell counties.

Programs: Our vision is to spread God's love by showing the famlies we serve that they are cared for and loved. We hope to make their home more comfortable enabling them to focus on their families and their jobs.

Community Stories

49 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Advisor

Rating: 5

As the founder of NLFBank I can assure you that this nonprofit is filling a dire need in the community. There is such Love in this place and it spreads out to the awesome clients we serve! Getting children and adults off the floor is essential to their health and success!

Barb49

Board Member

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization and great form of recycling! And it helps those in need! Win/Win!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a board member at New Life Furniture, the only Cincinnati-based furniture bank. Delivering furniture and other essential items to families and individuals in need is a critical way to end the cycle of homelessness. The full time staff is professional, compassionate, and works to provide a positive experience for those that we serve. It is an honor to serve on this board in support of the New Life Furniture mission.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a wonderful service New Life Furniture provides to families and individuals trying to get back on their feet! The volunteers I have come in contact with are dedicated and serve with such compassion and kindness. Many of the former recipients of furniture have even come back to donate their time and to serve others.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

New Life provides a wonderful service, providing families with not just furniture but a home. This is done with dignity, grace, love and kindness. I enjoyed my time on the board and will continue to support New Life forever!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with New Life Furniture and have had a friend be a recipient of furniture after going through a time of homelessness. New Life Furniture fills a gap helping people make a home. Its one thing to have shelter, but I have seen first hand clothes in a pile on the floor to create "nest". The eyes of children light up when beds were delivered. A mother with tears in her eyes of gratitude to have a table and chairs to sit at while her and her family eat dinner together. New Life does all of this with excellence.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

New Life Furniture has been a wonderful partner for my clients who are starting off in their first apartments. My clients have received great customer service when delivered and great furniture at that. I would definitely recommend New Life Furniture for any organization needing good gently used furniture for individuals and families.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They were able to help some of the families in our church with a full apartment of furniture. They were neat, on time and the furniture was clean and in good condition. What a blessing New Life Furniture is to many low income families in the Cincinnati, area.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We donated our gently used furniture to New Life Furniture and when the moving people came to pick it up , they were super friendly and timely! We are excited that our furniture will be used for such an amazing cause! Thank you so much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

New Life Furniture helps hundreds of individuals and families each year to go from no or almost no furniture to having places to sleep, sit, and eat in their residence. This organization is a huge blessing to people in crisis in our community.

4 Jason102

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with multiple non-profit organizations over the last 15 + years and New Life Furniture is one of the greatest... A simple mission, "To provide gently used furniture to people in need..." and it is fulfilled on a daily basis with compassion and desire to meet basic needs of people who are very often in crisis. I am proud to be a part of NLF and am reminded every day of an instruction from Hebrews 3:13 - "...encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,...” NLF fulfills that calling in the lives of people in real need of encouragement, of hope, of a reminder that love is still a driving force in our world!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with New Life Furniture at one level or another for the past seven years... from volunteering to now serving on their board of directors... It is an amazing organization reaching out to help families in our community who are in urgent need. When you walk into someone's home and realize that they don't have one piece of furniture - not a couch, not a kitchen table, not even a bed - you realize how very needed this organization is. I am honored to be a part of New Life Furniture!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great furniture bank service to get people back up on their feet. Recipients get a home's worth of furniture, catered to their family size, a welcome basket of items, and kitchenware. The organization both delivers and picks up donated items. A great place to send your furnishings when you are moving, downsizing, or redecorating -- all will be put to great use.

1 Nancy97

Donor

Rating: 5

New Life Furniture has been a fabulous resource for those families in our area who are working to get back on their feet! Several times I have called for them to pick up furniture from my house and I live on the other side of town. The men have always been courteous and timely. I recommend this non-profit to anyone I know that might have furniture to donate to such a worthy cause!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

New Life Furniture! What an incredible organization started and run by incredible people! What they provide to those they serve is much more than physical but they lift the spirits to places these people have not experienced in quite a while. What a blessing to have New Life Furniture in our area!

1 Jodean J.

Board Member

Rating: 5

New Life Furniture is doing great work to serve a very vulnerable community - those folks who have been homeless and who have been working to get out of homelessness. By providing gently used furniture and housewares with love and respect, NLF plays a role (alongside other agencies) in moving veterans, families, mome with children, etc. off the street and into a comfortable home. Holly and her staff have such passion and love for those in need.

I first began to serve with NLF as a volunteer, and was impressed by how much they achieve with such a small staff and limited funding. I now am privileged to serve on the board of this great non-profit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is a pleasure to serve with the great people at New Life Furniture. They have such a big heart for the people they serve. I love helping the staff so they can do even more great work. They serve so many people on a very limited budget, and treat everyone with kindness and respect. They save so much furniture from going into landfills or being wasted. Love this group!

1 Christina74

Board Member

Rating: 5

The director, Holly, and the small (but mighty!) staff has a passion for helping others. The furniture supplied by New Life Furniture is God sent for the people who receive it. The furniture provides not only something physical for their new living space, but fills an emotional and psychological need by providing a secure place to sleep and a table for the family to gather. This is a great organization meeting a huge need in the Cincinnati area, and I am grateful to be a part of it.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have supported NLF since it started, and love how the team shows such appreciation for all donations, large and small. I am also impressed by how fast they circulate through donations. This reiterates how great the need is in our community and how this organization is able to help so many so quickly. I will continue to promote this organization and the terrific work they do.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

New Life Furniture is Greater Cincinnati's only free furniture bank. To understand the significance, remove all of your furniture - no mattresses, sofas, tables, chairs, or lamps - and try to live that way for a day, a week, a month, or longer. New Life Furniture's small staff and many volunteers work tirelessly day after day to make sure entire families do not have to live like that. They are the only agency addressing this critical basic need by collecting donations of gently used furniture and delivering and setting up 13-18 items to families trying desperately to escape homelessness, domestic abuse, fires, floods, and other significant challenges.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was contacted by New Life Furniture because they had a surplus of furniture and not enough room for storage and wanted to pass along the surplus. I am part of a team that works with a non-profit ministry in Appalachia. We take donations of furniture, clothing and household items down once a month. When we arrived to pick-up the donations and found that New Life had already pulled the furniture for us, had volunteers to help load and filled our 18' trailer in about 45 minutes! The staff was very friendly and interested in learning more about the ministry we work with. They even added some personal care items after learning more about the ministry. We were very impressed with the work they are doing, the incredible organization of the facility, and the energy and caring of the staff.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Love what NLF does and how people are helped and shown Love. New Life Furniture has found a way to bring everyday, basic items to people who have nothing and letting them know they have value. It also makes volunteers realize on a daily basis how much we have to be thankful for!

Stephanie195

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing. This group cares beyond belief about the struggling members of our society and seeks to do something practical about it!

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Donor

Rating: 5

New Life Furniture is such an amazing organization. Being able to donate items that will help someone get established or re established is such an awesome feeling. The NLF crew is wonderful and a pleasure to have in our home. Thank you for making it possible to share in your loving experience to help others.