2023 ANNUAL NEWSLETTER

In 2023, we reflected on another great year of service to families in need of our help in McLean County, Illinois.  This year, we’re celebrating our new truck! Read more about our impact to the community in 2023 and meet some of the people behind our work in our November 2023 newsletter. 

CLOSED FOR BUILDING REPAIRS

RECYCLING FURNITURE FOR FAMILIES Recycling Furniture for Families will close at NOON on Saturday, June 15, through Sunday, June 23, for needed repairs and maintenance on the building.  It will reopen on Monday, June 24, at 9 a.m.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Recycling Furniture for Families is in need of more volunteers to help in various roles at our non-profit organization. Front desk help Activities include answering phones, scheduling client appointments, and other clerical activities during office hours (Monday-Thursday 9am–5pm, Saturday 9am–Noon). A few hours a week would be a great help to our organization and community! […]

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: TIM THUL

After 30+ years living in the community and raising three children with his wife, Tim Thul was searching for a way to give back.  When he heard a sermon at Eastview about being of service, he quickly got connected with RF4F. For the past year, Tim has been driving the RF4F truck to deliver furniture […]

HOW TO KEEP YOUR HOME FROM MAKING YOU SICK

Your home is the one place you feel most comfortable; it’s the place where you can relax, be yourself, and spend time with your family. However, many people don’t realize that there are common household items in just about every room that can cause illness, and just about all of it is preventable. If you have […]

WHO ARE THE PEOPLE WE HELP?

She had a job and two children–the three were escaping domestic violence. They slept on borrowed pillows on the floor. Besides being given beds, a couch, a coffeemaker–and other basics most of us take for granted–there was a large working big box TV someone had just donated. “She was just like ecstatic,” said Jan, the […]

MAKE SURE YOU GET OUR NEWSLETTER!

Please check your emails and/or mailboxes for periodic Recycling Furniture for Families newsletters and other mailings. The newsletter outlines the great work this organization performs in our community, providing help to approximately 250 families in need each year. Current Newsletter Our financial support is funded primarily by private donations and we need your support to maintain […]

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

Wivine Mbuilu and her six children immigrated to central Illinois from The Congo. Wivine is a widow—her husband passed away unexpectedly while planning the move; the family moved anyway. Wivine holds a master’s degree so the family had some means to travel, coming to Bloomington and bunking with friends. Her children ranged in age from […]

MARK KELLY VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Each year Recycling Furniture for Families (“RF4F”) chooses one of its many volunteers as the recipient of the Mark Kelly Volunteer of the Year. This award is a memorial to Mark and is reflective of the countless hours he gave to RF4F in volunteering his time and talents. His family and those of us here […]

PANTAGRAPH EDITORIAL: TWIN CITY CHARITY NEEDS SOME HELP TO HELP OTHERS

Among the myriad social service agencies and charities in Bloomington-Normal are an equal number of lesser known groups that do the same work, but under the radar.Recycling Furniture For Families is one of them. Started in 2002, the group works out of a building at 515 N. Center St. in Bloomington. Families in need–vetted by […]