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

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.  

Waiting List

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

All participants must wear face masks and maintain social distance.  Furniture should be placed outside, in garages, or near doorways if possible.  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, six volunteers in two trucks will make 5-6 stops to collect and deliver 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 in volunteering as a mover.

Volunteers also serve as Furniture Schedulers who work from home to match the needs of recipients with available furniture donations and to schedule pick-ups and deliveries of furniture.   

 

Please complete our volunteer interest form if you are interested in volunteering as a scheduler.  

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.  

Acceptable items

Share will accept the following essential furniture items:

  • 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

 

Unacceptable items

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 84 inches, sleeper sofas, and sectional sofas

  • Exercise equipment

  • Refrigerators and other large appliances (try Habitat Restore: 703-536-2020)

  • ​​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

Not in Share’s service area? Try

Salvation Army 703-642-9270 | www.satruck.org  Northern Virginia, D.C. Metro

Habitat Restore: 703-360-7600 Habitat NOVA


A Wider Circle: 301-608-3504  A Wider Circle

SPECIAL NOTICE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS (Updated 10/24/2020): 

 

SHARE is operating on a limited basis with one truck and only a few volunteers.   We have several families with little or no furniture in need of the following items:    small sofas, mattresses, box springs, dining sets with 2/4 chairs, dressers or chest of drawers, end tables, coffee tables and lamps.   If you can hold your items until we can arrange a pick-up, please complete the donor form below and include photos of the items.   If you are able to deliver the items, we will try to find a match for you.  

TRIAL MATTRESS RETURNS:   New Hope Housing in Arlington may be able to pick up full size or queen mattresses that cannot be returned.    Please complete the pick-up form below and someone will contact you.

FURNITURE PROGRAM

Call us: 

(703)229-1414

Food Pantry and Clothing Room:

McLean Baptist Church

1367 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101

Mailing Address:  PO Box 210, McLean, VA 22101