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1 What can be accomplished with an old truck,

2 a few volunteers,

3 and some gently used furniture?

4 Nothing without Gods help

5 First Presbyterian Church of Burlington The Furniture Ministry

6 Our Mission To provide new or gently used furniture to those in need, treating each client graciously, with Christian hospitality

7 How We Accomplish Our Mission We collect gently used furniture & other We collect gently used furniture & other household items from generous donors household items from generous donors Working with local charitable organizations, Working with local charitable organizations, we identify those in need in our community we identify those in need in our community Then we deliver the furniture where it is needed Then we deliver the furniture where it is needed

8 In 2013 We served 132 families with 249 children, delivering 179 beds & mattresses.

9 We Convert Empty Houses

10 Into Happy Homes

11 And, with each delivery, we present a Bible & a Bless this Home plaque To remind us all of the Source of our blessings

12 Some of Those We Have Served A family of five, living in a one bedroom trailer, A family of five, living in a one bedroom trailer, finally got a house but had no furniture finally got a house but had no furniture A child with a rash from a bed bug-infested A child with a rash from a bed bug-infested mattress was cured with a new, clean mattress mattress was cured with a new, clean mattress A family lost their home & belongings in a fire A family lost their home & belongings in a fire & needed a little help to get back on their feet & needed a little help to get back on their feet

13 And What They Have Said Im thanking God for sending you guys to help my family. help my family. The furniture and Christian love behind your ministry have really made our your ministry have really made our apartment a home. apartment a home. Thank you for all that you do!!

14 What You Can Do To Help We need donations of gently used furniture (beds, dressers, mattresses, sheets, tables, chairs, sofas, kitchen supplies, etc.) We will gratefully pick up your items and provide a tax receipt. Even if you have nothing to donate, you can also help with deliveries (second Saturday morning of each month) Or if you cant do either, we can always use monetary gifts To help us with any of the above, please call

15 Thank You! Whatever you did for one of the least of these, you did for me. Matthew 25:40 And God Bless


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