A plea from RESTORE FURNITURE (part of Alive Church)
In 2016 the team visited over 100 households in Lincoln and delivered 677 items of donated furniture to local people unable to afford basic furniture. We have heard testimonies of families who have been sleeping on the floor or squeezing four to a bed now able to sleep soundly in their own space; of people being excited at the prospect of washing their clothes at home or sitting down to eat dinner as a family at the table. Every item delivered has helped towards turning an empty house into a home.
More and more Restore appointments are being booked by people in need of furniture and this is putting pressure on our resources. We are in desperate need of more furniture donations that we can give to those we meet.
We would appreciate it if you could spread the word amongst your church family and encourage them to contact us if they have any furniture they’re replacing. I have attached an advert that can be shared on social media (and a squared version for Instagram) with a telephone number potential donors can call.
We are able to collect items within a 10 mile radius of our warehouse and will collect items that are in good condition. We are especially in need of single/double beds and mattresses, chests of drawers and wardrobes, washing machines and fridge/freezers, but we accept a much wider range of furniture.
Thank you for your support, Bethan Lloyd