MOUNT VERNON — HopeNow Furniture Bank, the local non-profit dedicated to their mission of providing household goods to those in Knox county struggling to furnish their own homes due to poverty and other challenging life experiences, is running low on supplies to distribute.
Right now there is a desperate need for donations of beds, mattresses and box springs in the twin, queen and full sizes, and bedding such as sheets and blankets to go with them, dressers and chests of drawers, sofas, love seats, and small dining tables and chairs.
If you have any gently-used items, clean and not requiring repairs, which you would like to donate, HopeNow has drop-off times on Tuesdays from 1-3:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1025 S. Main St., Mount Vernon. There is also the option of having HopeNow volunteers pick up the items for a fee, scheduling through their website, www.hopenowfurniturebank.org, or by calling 740-358-2998.
HopeNow Furniture Bank collects gently-used furniture and mattresses, bed linens, towels, small kitchen appliances, dishes and basic kitchen items from donors and distributes them to families living in poverty or need-level circumstances free of charge.
Families are eligible if they are Knox County residents and have income low enough to qualify for foodstaps or Medicaid Assistance.