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Nonprofit Overview

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

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


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.

Marci P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

New Life Furniture offers so much to so many ... they are fantastic hosts to volunteers, they give so much to the community, they are welcoming and accommodating to clients and donors alike. They are professional, generous, and an inspiration. So honored to know and partner with this group of people!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

New Life Furniture is an amazing resource for us. The staff of NLF has helped many of our families turn a couple bare rooms into a home. The difference having a home makes for someone trying to build/rebuild a life is difficult to put into words. It provides a sense of safety, comfort, esteem, belonging, care, empowerment. NLF has made a huge difference to so many! The NLF staff is caring and responsive. I believe they truly act from their hearts--this is a calling for them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It is difficult to accept that in the United States there would be children whose dresser is a pair of paper grocery bags on the floor or a 55 year old woman with chronic health problems would be living in an apartment furnished only with a milk crate table, an air mattress to sleep on, a television on the floor that recieves two stations and a single molded plastic chair to sit on.

New Life Furniture's clients carry front door keys just like you and I do. They look quite unremarkable when passed on the sidewalk but their impoverishment leaves them with dreary, demeaning existences once they walk in the door of their apartment. NLF workers deliver the goods of this unique service with compassion and expressed respect for the people they serve. They leave them feeling respected, encouraged and better able to manage their other life challenges.

Halbert Thomas,
Certified Community Health Worker

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work at a homeless shelter and when families come into shelter in many cases they have lost everything. They have no bed to sleep in, no table to eat at, no dresser for their clothes.

This is where NLF steps up and gives these families a new sense of hope. Within in a few days of receiving the referral the children has beds to sleep in they can sit around the table and eat as a family, and they can even sit down on their couch and watch a movie on their TV. All this is made possible by a wonderful group of people that had a question then an ideal " What can we do to help?" that has been some years ago and they continue to do so much with so little but always do it with a smile.
I am so grateful for NL without them some people may still not have a bed to sleep in or a table to sit at and feel as all hope is gone what a sad thought. Thank you for helping people feel as if they are
going home and not to a place with just empty rooms. Thanks Eve

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have witnessed the wonderful work the ministry does. A young woman I was working with received a house full of furniture after having been homeless. She and her children were so thrilled and appreciative for everything. New Life Furniture changes lives.