May 28, 2023

No a person person can help save the total planet, but as Earth Working day weekend ways, you can stop to think about the smaller sized factors you can do, like donating outdated mattresses and gently used home furniture to the Houston Home furniture Lender.

Not only does it maintain mattresses and home furniture out of landfills, the household furniture lender can give them new lifetime with a new family members that likely has nothing at all.

Some 750,000 employed mattresses go into landfills in the Houston area every 12 months, and furnishings bank govt director Oli Mohammed hopes people today will alternatively carry them to the furniture bank’s 8220 Mosley Road spot not far from Hobby Airport from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 21-22. Fall-off of two mattresses is absolutely free just about anything extra than that is $20 for every mattress.

Mattresses that are stained or broken will be taken aside and recycled. Individuals in greater affliction are cleaned and sanitized, then bagged and given away to households in need, like as component of the No Kids on the Flooring program. (Just one notice: if you know your mattress has bedbugs, do not just take it to the Houston Furniture Bank.) Most in need are fantastic twin or queen-dimension mattresses.

“This community is wealthy and resilient. Just by recycling mattresses — 750,000 go into landfills every single 12 months — we could consider treatment of the issue of young children sleeping on the floor. It is doable,” Mohammed said.

What: Drop off made use of mattresses and carefully utilised home furnishings

When: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 21-22

In which: 8220 Mosley Road


Mohammed stated that it’s estimated that 300,000 to 500,000 little ones either rest on the ground or share a bed with a further little one or man or woman. The No Youngsters on the Flooring plan distributes free mattresses to little ones, giving away 1,200 in 2022 and just about 1,000 the year prior.

The phrase “gently made use of” is subjective when utilized to donated home furniture, but Mohammed reported donated furnishings must not be broken or have torn upholstery. They really don’t have a restore or reupholstery shop, so furniture has to be equipped to be offered to folks in the condition it’s in.

He mentioned there is certainly a substantial will need for dressers, as many people today never have any location to put their garments, other than preserving it in baggage or stacking it on the floor. They also have to have tables and chairs as perfectly as sofas, but will acquire any variety of furnishings in great problem. 

Those people obtaining furnishings from the Houston Furniture Financial institution are sent there by way of some 82 social provider companies that the nonprofit functions with.

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