Every day, thousands of Americans transition to supportive housing in order to escape homelessness and regain independence. What should otherwise be an exciting time of transition can often turn worrisome as the homes that are provided to these individuals are completely unfurnished. A majority of these recipients, when faced with this scenario, are forced to choose between paying their bills or purchasing necessary home furnishings such as a bed, a kitchen table, etc. each month. Choosing between comfort and survival each month can lead to a toxic cycle of furniture poverty, and the inability to know they have a space to relax in and live freely.
iNSPIRE Q is proud to be a partner of the Chicago Furniture Bank. This organization provides furnishing packages which include bedroom sets, kitchen/living room furnishings and home goods in order to fully renovate homes for those making this transition throughout the Chicagoland area, using donated items from Chicagoans and private donors. Not only do these donations help those in need, but these donations also help keep reusable furniture out of landfills to reduce environmental waste!
We recognized a need that we could actively support, and we are excited and thankful to partner with such an amazing local organization to ensure that every recipient touched by the Chicago Furniture Bank gets to live independently in a safe and secure space—without the burden of worrying where they will sleep or eat. The iNSPIRE Q team is actively working to make a difference with the Chicago Furniture Bank through our pledge to donate gently used iNSPIRE Q furniture to directly aid those in our community in order to assist in providing a space of hope, healing, and comfort.
Furniture Banks are available across the US and Canada to assist those who are making this transition to gain home goods needed to start their journey out of homelessness using goods donated from the surrounding communities they serve—all at no cost to those in need.
We hope to inspire everyone to take action to Make It Home for those who need it most by donating gently used furniture within your home to your local furniture bank! Learn More about the Chicago Furniture Bank, here, and be sure to share your involvement to help the cause with #iNSPIREQCARES.
Andrew Witherspoon, co-founder of the Chicago Furniture Bank meets with iNSPIRE Q Team members Aimee Latuszek- Brand Strategist, Max Liaw- VP of Operations, and Daisy Roman- Ecomm Customer Service Supervisor