HomeAhead is a member of the Furniture Bank Network of North America. Since 2019 we have furnished homes for close to 1,000 people in Boulder County, helping break the cycle of homelessness in our community.
HomeAhead collects and distributes gently used essential furniture and household items to individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness in Boulder County. Through a cycle of giving and helping, we provide the most vulnerable individuals in society the means to create a true home and start a new life. We strive to transform empty houses into safe and comfortable homes and put the stigma of being homeless in the past.
Some of the agencies that refer clients to HomeAhead include: Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Mental Health Partners, The Inn Between, HOPE for Longmont, EFAA, Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, TGTHR (formally Attention Homes), and Boulder County Housing and Human Services.
We need: lightweight dressers, loveseats, sofas, clean mattresses, living room chairs, bedding, and kitchenware.
It's our busiest time of year helping clients get in out of the cold. We have limited capacity to pick up donations - please consider bringing items to us in southeast Boulder.
Thank you for supporting HomeAhead!
ITEMS NEEDED - Think Small!
Gently Used, Clean, or New Please
We will decline items showing stains or excessive wear.
We are unable to accept heavy pieces of furniture.
FURNITURE - Think Small!
Small sofas & loveseats, chairs, end tables, coffee tables, small kitchen tables & chairs, bar stools, small dressers, night stands, beds & bed frames (no headboards/footboards)
Most people we assist move into small living spaces. We are unable to accept large/oversized furniture or sleeper sofas. We do not accept anything that plugs in.
Queen/Full/Twin mattresses (gently used & unstained), box springs and metal bed frames.
Clean pillows, comforters, sheets, & blankets
We do not accept king size bedding, bedding or pillows with stains/tears, headboards/footboards or down comforters of any size.
Dishes, pots, pans, flatware/silverware, glasses, mugs & cooking utensils, oven mitts, and kitchen towels.
We do not accept any items with a cord.
Towels, bathmats and shower curtains
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Donate space to store inventory.
Donate money to sustain the organization.
Encourage employees to volunteer with HomeAhead.
Inform sellers who need to discard furniture or household items that HomeAhead may be able to use their donations. HomeAhead will provide a donation receipt for tax purposes.
This is a WIN-WIN-WIN!
Sellers can donate unwanted items, feel good about helping others, and divert furnishings from the landfill.
Realtors can add value to their sellers by helping sellers move out.
Newly housed individuals will have a new home with free gently used furniture!
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO:
Launder donated sheets and towels.
Sort & pack donations.
Coordinate donation pickups or deliveries.
Move furniture & household items.
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