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Faith Furniture

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Faith Furniture is an outreach ministry of Mohawk Valley Trinity United Methodist Church, which is located on Hospitality Row, 140 Eagle Street in Utica, NY.

Faith Furniture's mission is...

To provide the basic needs of as many people as possible by providing low cost furniture.

History

Grown from a vision by parishioners of Trinity United Methodist Church in Whitesboro, NY; Faith Furniture’s mission is…
“To provide the basic needs of as many people as possible by providing low cost furniture.”

The original idea and passion was grown out of a visit to a similar Outreach Ministry of Ginghamsburg Church located in Dayton, Ohio.

After much discussion and tours of other such facilities to decide on how we would proceed with the mission, we wanted a location that would be near to the people who would need us the most. “Hospitality Row” on Eagle Street in Utica seemed to be the logical choice.

In June of 2002 purchase was made of an old abandoned building at 140 Eagle St., along with the adjoining lot to secure room for the future. That was the easy part!

Over the course of the next year; with countless volunteer hours (along with the unbelievable outpouring of generous donations from numerous local merchants agencies and individuals), Faith Furniture finally opened its doors on August 23, 2003.

Faith Furniture, although a “not -for- profit” ministry, elected from the beginning to remain on the tax roles to avoid eroding the City’s tax base and thereby helping to rejuvenate the areas economy.

Proceeds from sales remain solely at Faith Furniture to pay utilities, building upkeep, truck maintenance and future projects. Faith Furniture also makes yearly donations to the missions on Hospitality Row. Sales associates and management are comprised solely of volunteers from Trinity UMC, Neighbor Churches and around the community; there are absolutely no paid staff members at Faith Furniture! We are always looking for new volunteers.

Through the years, Faith Furniture has helped thousands of families and individuals with their basic furniture needs.

A part of the mission of Trinity United Methodist Church is “To Share the Gifts of the Spirit.” Faith Furniture will continue to strive to fulfill this philosophy!

Donations

Faith Furniture is constantly searching for and accepting donations of well cared for pieces suitable for re-sale. We will accept single items or entire estates. Arrangements for estate donations should be made by calling the office to have a volunteer visit to determine how best for us to handle acceptance.

All donations are tax deductible! Single/small donations can be dropped off to us at 140 Eagle St. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10 am and 2 pm, or you may call to make other arrangements for your convenience if necessary. (315)733-3292 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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