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Congratulations Steve Frye

October 1, 2021

HopeNow Furniture Bank’s Warehouse Director, Steven Frye, was recently honored as Knox County Outstanding Senior Citizen by the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc.  An award ceremony was held at Riverside Park in Mount Vernon where family, friends and city officials gathered to confer the honor and celebrate with Steve.  Along with his work at HopeNow Furniture Bank, Steve volunteers at Winter Sanctuary Homeless Shelter and serves on the board there, acts as project manager and mentor.  He also works with area youth at the Escape Zone.  Steve has obviously made a significant contribution to our community and accomplished so much because of his compassion and desire to help others.  We are so proud to have him on our team.

Seeking a Driver’s Assistant

September 13, 2021

HopeNow Furniture Bank is seeking a driver’s assistant for Saturday furniture pickups. Generally 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and paid per hour.

Please call 740-392-3155 and leave you contact information or email

We Continue to Serve

March 26, 2021

HopeNow Furniture Bank has reopened and is serving clients by appointment. Please call 740-358-1277 and follow the recorded message. Donations may be dropped off during open hours.

Needed donations at this time are small appliances, microwaves and couches. If you have furniture to be picked up, please call 740-358-2998 or learn more here.

Starting March 2, 2021, our hours will be Tuesdays 1 – 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Masks must be worn.

2020 Virus Affects HNFB

December 14, 2020

Read the letter below from Board President Lee Rhoads and Executive Director Art Shad, or view a printable version.

We don’t need to tell you that perhaps the biggest story of 2020 is the coronavirus pandemic. As you probably have heard, the pandemic has worsened the difficulties faced by our neighbors who have the fewest resources to respond to them right here in Knox County.

HopeNow Furniture Bank of Knox County’s mission of providing basic household furnishings to our neighbors in need has become much more challenging because the virus forces us to think and act in new ways to protect the health and safety of the families we serve. But the virus is a virus and the virus doesn’t care.

Our ability to receive basic household furnishings from the community that supports our work has become much more challenging because the virus forces us to think and act in new ways to protect the health and safety of our generous donors. But the virus is a virus and the virus doesn’t care.

Even though the virus doesn’t care, we do! We found ways to serve those in greatest need while protecting the health and safety of our neighbors, our staff and volunteers and our donors.

We are coming to you again this year during our annual fund drive because we know you care. We know that in a year where more schooling and occupational work occurs in the home, you care that families have a place to gather to share a meal, write reports and create a project. We know that you care that all children have a bed in which to sleep. We know you care that families have something more welcoming to sustain them than four walls.

Please take a moment to read our Community Impact Report (PDF) and make a donation on our website or at HopeNow Furniture Bank on Facebook.

Since the beginnings of HopeNow Furniture Bank of Knox County, folks like you have always been there to to keep us doing the work we do to help our neighbors. We’re trusting that you will be able to answer the call for your support again this year.

Even though the virus is a virus and the virus doesn’t care, we know you do care.


Lee Rhoads
President of the Board

Art Schad
Executive Director

URGENT NEED for bed linens & pillows; call to arrange pick-up

August 13, 2020

Although HNFB is currently not open, we are attempting to take care of desperate needs. 

Do you have bed linens, (queen, full or twin) and/or  pillows that you could donate?

Please call Art at 740-627-7261 to arrange pick-up.


Holiday Grocery Shopping Pays Dividends

December 2, 2019