Callan Pugh/News Volunteer Gary Palm shows off a “Do nothing” wooden toy that the woodshop makes along with other wooden toys out of scrap pieces of donated lumber in an effort to reduce waste. The toys are often sold at a low price at schools around Christmas time and have been sold at First Friday events as small fundraisers for HopeNow Furniture Bank.

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Volunteer Gary Palm shows off a “Do nothing” wooden toy that the woodshop makes along with other wooden toys out of scrap pieces of donated lumber in an effort to reduce waste. The toys are often sold at a low price at schools around Christmas time and have been sold at First Friday events as small fundraisers for HopeNow Furniture Bank. Request this photo

  • Callan Pugh/ News Warehouse Director Bob Ready and volunteer Vicki Carney speak with George F. a client at HopeNow who was able to finding beds for his five children and a table that will fit the whole family. HopeNow Furniture Bank, located on S. Main St. in Mount Vernon, offers free furniture to families and individuals in need, year round.
  • Callan Pugh/ News HopeNow Furniture Bank, located on S. Main St. in Mount Vernon, offers free furniture to families and individuals in need, year round. The bank collects donations of  mattresses and box springs, bed frames, dressers, tables and chairs, couches and easy chairs, end tables, coffee tables, night stands and shelves, bedding of all sizes, kitchen wares including dish sets, silverware, pots and pans and small kitchen appliances as well as bath and kitchen towels.
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  • Callan Pugh/ News HopeNow Furniture Bank, located on S. Main St. in Mount Vernon, offers free furniture to families and individuals in need, year round. The bank collects donations of  mattresses and box springs, bed frames, dressers, tables and chairs, couches and easy chairs, end tables, coffee tables, night stands and shelves, bedding of all sizes, kitchen wares including dish sets, silverware, pots and pans and small kitchen appliances as well as bath and kitchen towels.
  • Callan Pugh/ News HopeNow Furniture Bank, located on S. Main St. in Mount Vernon, offers free furniture to families and individuals in need, year round. The bank collects donations of  mattresses and box springs, bed frames, dressers, tables and chairs, couches and easy chairs, end tables, coffee tables, night stands and shelves, bedding of all sizes, kitchen wares including dish sets, silverware, pots and pans and small kitchen appliances as well as bath and kitchen towels.

 

MOUNT VERNON — Families and individuals in need can breathe a little easier knowing that HopeNow Furniture Bank is there for them.

HopeNow, located at 1025 S. Main St. in Mount Vernon is one of only 5 registered furniture banks in the state of Ohio with the four others being in larger, urban areas including Cleveland, Akron, Columbus and Cincinnati. The furniture bank provides household items completely free to individuals and families in need with the added benefit of keeping household items out of landfills.

HopeNow collects mattresses and box springs, bed frames, dressers, tables and chairs, couches and easy chairs, end tables, coffee tables, night stands and shelves, bedding of all sizes, kitchen wares including dish sets, silverware, pots and pans and small kitchen appliances as well as bath and kitchen towels. The warehouse has a woodshop in the back that uses donated lumber to build additional furniture including twin through king sized bed frames and dressers and is also used to make repairs and to refurbish damaged donated furniture.

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