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To many less fortunate families living in poverty across the North Texas area, furniture is a luxury. After paying for food and shelter, there is rarely any discretionary money left, much less enough money to pay for expensive items such as living room furniture, bed sets, and other household items. Many families live in homes with bare walls, no table for meals, no beds for sleeping, and no television for learning about the world outside their neighborhood.

The North Texas Furniture Bank was created in 2009 as a natural outgrowth of the South Dallas Resource Center. The goal of the program is to help families create a comfortable living environment by assisting them with furniture and other household items. The Foundation hopes that making their homes more appealing will encourage families to stay together and work to achieve a stable future.

As with many of the program services offered by the S.M. Wright Foundation, the demand far exceeds the available supply. Every month the Foundation receives more than 250 applications from families requesting furniture and household items. Applicants must meet the Foundation’s qualification guidelines. Depending on the flow of donations, approximately 4000 families per year receive assistance.

To learn more about donating to the North Texas Furniture Bank, click here.