Dallas Furniture Bank

Civic Strides Opportunity

Dallas Furniture Bank, www.dallasfurniturebank.org
Since 2003, Dallas Furniture Bank (DFB) has provided furniture to qualified individuals and families transitioning from adverse life events with the goal of restoring normalcy, independence and self-respect in their lives. We work to achieve this mission by collaborating with Dallas social service agencies whose clients desperately need furniture. DFB is the only agency in Dallas County whose mission is to provide basic household furnishings to people in need.

Dallas Furniture Bank’s program fills the missing gap in the continuum of care for transitional homeless and low-income families. Though many of our agency partners provide housing for those in need, the resource of furniture is not provided to approximately 90% of these families. DFB collects basic household furniture from private households and businesses and stores them in a warehouse for future distribution. Working with agency partners that refer clients to us, DFB provides this basic furniture to previously homeless families and others in need, resulting in increased chances for self-sufficiency, higher levels of self-esteem, and long-term stability.

For the Board term beginning in June 2015, we are searching for Board candidates with the following areas of expertise:
Marketing - Digital/web
Small Business Information Technology
This request is for Board service only. No special project work is being requested in these areas.

For a term of two years, our board members serve on committees including Governance, Development, Finance, Nominations and Strategic Planning. Our board traditionally meets 6 times per year on the first Wednesday every other month during the lunch hour at the Center for Community Cooperation and conducts an annual in-house retreat.

What is required of members of the Board?
  • Attend and orientation and tour of the DFB warehouse.
  • Attend at least 4 of 6 Board meetings
  • Serve on a committee or in an officer role
  • Participate in DFB sponsored events and fundraisers
  • Volunteer with DFB activities, such as Warehouse Visitation Days, Crib Drive, etc.
  • Make a personal and annual financial contribution to the Dallas Furniture Bank
  • Raise awareness and the profile of the agency in the Dallas/Fort Worth community.

Contact: Lynne Mabry, Board Nominating Committee, lmabry85@att.net, 214-542-0429