New Life Furniture is a faith-based non-profit organization located in Blue Ash, Ohio which serves the Greater Cincinnati area.
We are a furniture bank: we collect gently used furniture, inspect and clean it, and deliver the items directly to the homes of families in need.
Many of our clients have recently overcome homelessness, have fled from an abusive situation, or have recently overcome a difficult circumstance in life. We serve many veterans as well.
Many live well below the poverty level, making it difficult, if not impossible, for them to purchase basic items for their homes.
It is our hope that we can in some small way ease their burden by providing most of their furniture needs that make a basic living space a home.
A major focus of our ministry is our team uplifts these individuals and families during the delivery visit by treating them with love, kindness, gentleness and respect.
It is our goal that during our short time with them they will feel cared for by someone they don't even know.
Each family also receives what we call a "Welcome Home" basket, which contains personal care items, cleaning products, books, magazines, and a Bible.
New Life Furniture Bank was founded in July of 2006 by Holly Young and Tim Nabors. They were active in helping the homeless through a local shelter called InterFaith Hospitality Network. When one of the families found housing, a call was made to them to congratulate them and in that conversation it occurred to Holly to ask what they had to furnish their space.
Teresa had very little and had pulled 3 twin mattresses out of the dumpster for her children, to which Holly said, "No, no, no, please throw them away and we will provide you with beds".
Both Holly and Tim were members of Milford First United Methodist Church at the time and reached out to the congregation for donations of beds and furniture needed. The church responded with abundance and their garages and basements were soon overflowing with furniture. Teresa’s place was filled with the needed furniture, making her space feel like a home and easing her burden of having to buy furniture.
Once IHN heard about this they asked if we could continue to provide for more of their clients overcoming homelessness. And so the furniture bank began...and New Life Furniture was started.
For the first few years it was a small ministry out of MFUMC and in 2009 became a 501(C)3 Furniture Bank.
NLF currently serves 70+ zipcodes and 18 agencies/shelters with all of their clients furniture needs. Referrals are also accepted from any place of worship.
God doesn’t called the equipped, he equips the called.