More than 30 in-need Sheffield households are set to benefit from free vital home furniture thanks a £1,500 funding award from Sanctuary Housing to St Vincent’s Furniture Store.
The donation from the leading housing provider will pay for home ‘starter packs’, containing items such as bed linen, cutlery and crockery.
St Vincent’s Furniture Store relies on donations of unwanted but good quality furniture from local residents and businesses. In the Shiregreen area alone, more than 40 Sanctuary residents have received crucial furniture donations from the service over the past 12 months.
Ralph Dickins from St Vincent’s Furniture Store commented: “Our service provides vital homeware to some of the most vulnerable families in Shiregreen and Sheffield. We are always looking for volunteers and much-needed donations.”
Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships officer for Shiregreen, Sophie Kirk, added: “One of our main aims is to ensure our residents have access to the support services they need to live happy lives, and our funding for St Vincent’s means they will be able to assist even more local people who need help furnishing their homes.”
Want to donate?
Anyone who would like to donate money or furniture – which includes bedding, white goods and wooden items – can contact the Sheffield store by calling 0114 270 3990 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project was part-funded by Sanctuary Group’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.