Generosity will pay off for one good Samaritan during the Houston Furniture Bank donation drive on Feb 7 at James Craig Furnishings. Donations of household furniture, kitchen and household essentials are needed to support Houston Furniture Bank. During the 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. collection, each donor will be given chances to win a $1,000 gift certificate to James Craig Furnishings based on the type of donation.
“As a small business owner, I’m so grateful for the incredible support of our clients,” said James Craig Furnishings Owner Jimmy Keathley. “Working with Houston Furniture Bank to ensure every family has access to the furniture that makes a house a home is a natural way for us to give back.”
Houston Furniture Bank is in constant need of mattresses, box springs and dressers. They also welcome donations of gently used living room, dining room and bedroom furniture. In addition, donations of kitchen essential such as dinnerware, cookware, bakeware, glasses, pots, pans and utensils will be accepted alongside household essentials including bedding, towels, pillows, lamps and small appliances. Donations of clothing, office furniture, computers or musical instruments cannot be accepted.
Keathley decided to host the donation drive in conjunction with a promotion from Lee Industries, a producer of high-quality, customizable upholstered furniture sold at James Craig Furnishings.
“Lee really supports the shop-small movement and works hard to recognize what’s important to me as a small business owner,” said Keathley. “In July Lee and James Craig Furnishings both donated a portion of sales to Houston Furniture Bank and launched a donation pick up service. The donation drive is just the next step in supporting this incredible organization.”
In October, James Craig Furnishings and Classic Moves Moving & Storage announced a donation pick up service benefiting Houston Furniture Bank. James Craig Furnishings now arranges to pick up donations from clients when their new furniture orders are delivered.
“So many of our clients are replacing an item that is still in great shape and is still really functional. We’re happy to have a way to encourage them to make sure those no longer wanted pieces can benefit people served by Houston Furniture Bank,” said Keathley.
About James Craig Furnishings
Named one of the city’s top 100 Independent Shops by the Houston Chronicle in August 2013, James Craig Furnishings is a one-stop shop for fashion-forward home design. Founded in 2006 by James Keathley, they opened their Washington Avenue showroom two years later. The Houston furniture boutique showcases furnishings from top American designers including Thom Filicia, Michael Weiss, Jonathan Adler, John Black, Candice Olson, Rico Espinet and more. James Craig Furnishings is located at 4500 Washington Ave and online at www.jamescraigfurnishings.com.
About Houston Furniture Bank
The Houston Furniture Bank is a charitable 501C3 organization that, for more than 22 years, has supplied much needed home furnishings to families that receive housing assistance from local organizations. More than 85 social service agencies and nonprofits in the Houston and surrounding areas rely on the services of the Houston Furniture Bank. Every month, partner agencies and nonprofits bring an average of 130-140 families to the Houston Furniture Bank to pick out their own furniture at no charge to the client. The Houston Furniture Bank is funded by two social businesses owned by the Houston Furniture Bank (the Furniture Outlet Center – a furniture thrift store – and a Mattress Recycling business) and donations from individuals, business and foundations. Learn more online at http://www.houstonfurniturebank.org.