RFF collaborates with and has working agreements with over 30 local social service agencies and churches who are working with families in need throughout McLean County.


Recycling Furniture for Families is primarily a faith-based ministry, relying on free-will financial support from our community. There are many ways you can support RF4F.


If you would like to volunteer then Email Frank Downes at and we will send you an application to fill out and schedule a time for you to come in and learn more.


Thank you for your donations! Your donated furniture and monetary support make living spaces into homes for local families in need.

  • Bath towels, washcloths & dish towels
  • Cable-ready TVS 19 inch screen & larger
  • Coffee tables & lamps
  • Comforters, sheets, blankets, & bed pillows
  • Computers
  • Cooking utensils
  • Couches & love seats
  • Dishes, glasses & knives, forks & spoons
  • Dressers/Armoires
  • DVD Players, stereos & radios
  • Easy chairs & recliners
  • End tables & night stands
  • Entertainment centers
  • Headboards & bed frames
  • Mattresses & box springs
  • Microwaves, toasters, coffeemakers
  • Mixers, toaster ovens, crockpots etc.
  • Pots & Pans–especially medium and large
  • Shower curtains & rings
  • Tables & chairs (especially kitchen)
  • Toddler beds
  • Vacuum cleaners


Computer donations are safe. The hard drive will be completely wiped out and then reformatted under the Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher Program.

  • Baby cribs with drop-down sides
  • Car seats and strollers
  • Christmas or other holiday decorations
  • Clothing
  • Crystal & formal dinnerware
  • Exercise equipment & bicycles
  • Knick-Knacks
  • Large appliances (stoves, refrigerators, washer/dryers)
  • Luggage, metal trunks
  • Metal office furniture & large desks
  • Old typewriters, adding machines, etc.
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Soiled, torn or broken furniture
  • Toys, games & puzzles

You are welcome to drop off your donation directly at our warehouse during regular business hours. In most cases, we ask that you come to the warehouse door located in the alley directly behind our building, which is located in downtown Bloomington at 515 North Center Street. We are open Monday through Thursday 9 am to Noon to receive donations. Please call ahead and let us know you are coming at 309-829-6500

If you cannot drop off the furniture you’d like to donate, we are happy to pick it up. Please allow at least a one week of notice. Although we do not charge a fee to pick up items, a voluntary $29 donation offsets the expenses related to operating our truck.

*All furniture and monetary donations are tax deductible. A written receipt will be provided.