What Is The Austin Furniture Bank (AFB)?

The Austin Furniture Bank provides basic furnishings and household necessities to help formerly homeless persons transform their newly-acquired empty dwellings into homes, empowering them while bolstering their dignity. We work with ECHO and other regional organizations that address homelessness in Travis countyWilliamson county, and neighboring regions.

Austin Furniture Bank logoThis page contains information about the Austin Furniture Bank. You can learn more about us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/austinfurniturebank/. The tabs below contain information about:

  • Our mission and vision, who we are, and how we came to be,
  • Current, past, and future furniture drives,
  • Our partners,
  • How to donate furniture to the AFB,
  • How to make a monetary donation to the AFB.
  • How to receive furniture from the AFB,
  • Our past initiatives, in pictures,
  • How to contact us, and
  • How to access our online store/warehouse.

Austin Furniture Bank - Everything You Need To Know...

The Austin Furniture Bank provides basic furnishings and household necessities to help formerly homeless persons transform their newly-acquired empty dwellings into homes, empowering them while bolstering their dignity. We work with ECHO and other regional organizations that address homelessness in Travis countyWilliamson county, and neighboring regions.

Mission

“Rescue furniture > Transform homes > Uplift people”

Vision

"We envision a Central Texas where no good furniture goes to waste and no one goes without the furniture and household necessities required to transform their dwelling into a home."

We started in September 2015 as a committee of the Central Texas Veteran Services Coalition. As of July 2016, we're a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We consist of domain expert volunteers from a range of Travis county non-profit entities who are passionate about actualizing our mission.

PowerPoint presentations about the Austin Furniture Bank:

  

Directors and Officers

  • Natalie Betts: City of Austin Resource Recovery & Economic Development Department – Chairperson of the AFB Board
  • James Donohue: Goodwill Central Texas – AFB Board Member and Treasurer
  • Eugene Edwards: Goodwill Central Texas – AFB Board Member
  • Bo Buell: AFB President and Executive Director
  • Jonathan Leistiko: The TexVet Initiative - AFB Vice President and Secretary

Valued Friends

Every one of the valued friends listed below is ciritical to the operation of the Austin Furniture Bank; Bo Buell and Jonathan Leistiko (above) are your best points of contact if you have general questions about the Austin Furniture Bank.

  • Stephanie Chiarello: Texas Seantor Kirk Watson's office 
  • Casey Cork: Austin ECHO
  • Victoria Fuller: Private citizen
  • Jaclyn Powers: City of Austin VISTA
  • Jason Stewart: Goodwill Central Texas
  • Pia Villalon: Texas Center Point
  • Clay Weger: Freedom Office Supplies