SPECIAL NOTICE (Updated August 2022):
Share does not have storage facilities so we pick and deliver the same day. If you have essential furniture items for a small apartment and can hold the items for several weeks, Share will arrange a pick-up when they are needed. Please complete a donor form below. We rely solely on volunteers and cannot respond to immediate pick-up requests.
Share maintains a waiting list of families in need of furniture. Please complete the donor form below and send a photo of your items. The most requested items are: small sofas, mattresses and box springs, dining room sets, dressers or chest of drawers, end tables, coffee tables and lamps. If you can deliver your items, we may be able to find a match on our waiting list.
We urgently need volunteers to move furniture on Saturdays. For more information, please click here.
FOR FASTER SERVICE: PLEASE USE OUR ONLINE FORMS TO REQUEST A PICK-UP OR REFER A CLIENT.
Share's Service Area for Furniture Pick-Up & Delivery:
McLean, Falls Church, Arlington
FURNITURE HOTLINE: 703-448-1054 (Voicemail Only)
703-297-4194 (Text and Photos Only)
Who does Share serve?
The Furniture program provides furniture free of charge to our neighbors in need many of whom have moved from shelters to subsidized apartments. They need basic furnishings such as beds, dressers, tables and chairs, and living room furniture suitable for small apartments.
Can I drop furniture off?
Share does not have a storage facility or warehouse. Share tries to pick up and deliver furniture the same day, typically on Saturdays only. If a donor wishes to deliver furniture to someone on our waiting list, please contact us and we will try find a match. In some cases, the recipient may be able to pick-up the furniture.
Share maintains a waiting list for pick-ups and deliveries. We generally cannot pick up on short notice. We rely solely on volunteer drivers and helpers. If you are moving and have multiple items suitable for our recipients, please contact us.
What items does Share accept?
In general, Share accepts basic furniture items in good condition suitable for a small apartment. We do not accept over-sized or heavy furniture, decorative items or items with glass. See list below for more details.
COVID 19 Safeguards
We ask all participants to maintain a safe social distance. If possible, furniture should be placed outside, in garages, or near doorways. We ask that children be kept at a distance.
I need furniture
Neighbors in need in McLean, Falls Church, and Arlington who cannot afford essential furniture can get help from Share. We only require that a social worker or church worker call the furniture hotline to confirm that the recipient cannot afford to buy furniture. 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.
I want to volunteer
Share urgently needs volunteers to help move furniture. Each Saturday, volunteers meet at our trucks parked at St. Lukes Catholic Church in McLean. On a typical day, the team will make 6-7 stops to collect and deliver furniture. We encourage family members to volunteer together and follow the truck in their car. Please email Stew Lingley at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering as a mover.
I want to donate furniture
If you reside in the Share service area (McLean, Falls Church and Arlington), 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, typically between 9:00 and 1:00.
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 complete our donor form above. Please include photos of the items. A Furniture Program volunteer will contact you to schedule a pick-up.
PLEASE NOTE: SHARE can only accept furniture that is clean, free of pet hair, and does not require repairs or refinishing. Furniture that has prominent stains, rips, or scratches will be refused.
Keep in mind that our clients have small rooms or apartments and the hallways may be narrow. Furniture must be suitable for a small apartment or efficiency.
Bedroom: Twin, full-size, and queen mattresses, box springs, and steel frames; dressers (maximum 72 inches), chest of drawers; night stands; bunk beds with all parts and hardware. Please note: mattresses must be clean and have no rips or stains
Living Room: sofas (maximum 80 inches if not bulky), loveseats, upholstered chairs, lamps, coffee tables, end tables, recliners (not oversized or heavy)
Dining Room and Kitchen: tables (maximum 60 inches), chairs, small storage cabinets
Rugs (maximum 6 X 8 feet)
Dishes in sets (not odds and ends) packed in boxes and labeled to show number of place settings
Pots and pans boxed and labeled
Vacuum cleaners in working condition
Microwave ovens in working order
Items that Share cannot accept:
Furniture with rips, tears, stains, or visible pet hair.
Furniture in need of repair
Furniture from insect-infested homes or buildings
Sofa beds, waterbeds, platform beds, king-size beds, trundle beds, and futons, headboards and footboards
Cargo style or This End Up furniture (too heavy)
Large desks/metal desks, armoires, hutches, entertainment centers
Sofas longer than 80 inches, sleeper sofas
Refrigerators and other large appliances
Glass table tops, cabinets with glass doors, glassware, china cabinets or hutches
Kitchen utensils and small appliances
TV sets and A/V equipment
Wicker, wrought iron or patio furniture
Cribs or other infant furniture and equipment