• Share offers furniture free of charge to people in need. Please call your social worker to see if you qualify for Share Furniture Program services.

What we do

The Furniture program provides furniture free of charge to individuals and families struggling to furnish their homes as a result of poverty or significant life challenges.  Many clients have moved from homeless shelters to subsidized apartments and they need basic furnishings such as beds, tables and chairs.  Please recycle your gently used furniture to help preserve the environment and to help a family in need.

I need furniture

Clients who cannot afford essential furniture can get help from Share. Social workers or church workers must verify their eligibility for Share services. Share gives priority to families with children and people who have no furniture or no beds. To request furniture, call 703-448-1054 and leave a message in English or Spanish or, preferably, ask a county social worker or church worker to call on your behalf.

Not in Share’s service area?
Try Habitat Restore: 703-360-7600
Habitat Resource
OR
A Wider Circle: 301-608-3504
A Wider Circle

I want to volunteer

Share needs volunteers to help move furniture. Each Saturday, six volunteers in two trucks will make 5-6 stops to collect and deliver furniture. Share also needs Furniture Program schedulers who work from home to match the need of the clients with furniture donations and to schedule pick-ups and deliveries of furniture. We are looking for volunteers who can move furniture one Saturday per month. Please email Stew Lingley at slingley@aol.com if you are interested.

I want to donate furniture

If you reside in the Share service area, we will pick up furniture that is in good condition from your home and move it free of charge.  Share drivers and helpers are volunteers and they are available only on Saturdays.  Share is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and will provide a receipt at the time of pick up. Your donations may be tax deductible.

To schedule a free pick up of furniture, please call Share at 703-448-1054 and leave a message with the following information:  Name, Address, Phone Number, and a Description of Items you want to donate.  A Furniture Program scheduler will contact you to schedule a pick-up.

Acceptable items – Share will accept the following essential furniture items:

• Bedroom: Twin, full-size, and queen mattresses, box springs, & steel frames; dressers, end tables, and night stands. Please note mattresses must be clean and have no rips or stains
• Living Room: sofas, loveseats, upholstered chairs, lamps, coffee tables, bookcases
• Dining Room and Kitchens: tables, chairs, storage cabinets, small appliances, and microwave ovens in working order

Items that Share cannot accept:

• Furniture with rips, tears, stains, or visible pet hair. Please do not try to offer them, as Share will not accept these items.
• Furniture in need of repair
• Sofa beds, waterbeds, platform beds, king-size beds, trundle beds, and futons
• Furniture from insect-infested homes or buildings
• Large desks/metal desks
• Sofas longer than 80 inches, sleeper sofas, and sectional sofas
• Exercise equipment
• Refrigerators and other large appliances