SPRING NEWSLETTER

At the end of March, we wrapped up the Gene Megli Truck Fund. We are happy to report that we were able to meet our goal of $50,000 and are in the process of buying a new or slightly used truck to honor Gene’s memory. For further updates, be sure to check our website and […]

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

NEWSLETTERWe’re excited to spotlight a project that we’ve been supporting. Founded in 2005, Labyrinth Outreach Services to Women provides assistance to women recently released from prison, helpingthem to secure housing, food, and clothing; medical and prescription assistance; educationand job training; counseling and case management; family reunification and parentingresources; and a spiritual community — providing a […]

TEAMING UP IN THE COMMUNITY

Recycling Furniture for Families works with a variety of other organizations in Bloomington / Normal to help assist and empower people with the necessary life skills to become independent and self sufficient. Here are pictures or one of our events teaming up with Labyrinth Outreach Services to Women Services and Illinois Wesleyan Students who volunteered […]

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 Recycling Furniture for Families newsletter. The newsletter outlines the great work this organization performs in our community but I would like you to read one article in particular related to a client named Wivine Mbuilu. Ms. Mbuilu moved to Bloomington from The Congo with her six children after […]

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

Wivine Mbuilu and her six children immigrated from The Congo last October. Wivine is a widow—her husband passed away unexpectedly in September 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 range in age […]

GARAGE SALE

In late March, RFF held a garage sale at the College Park Cristian Church. It was an immense success, yielding almost 20% more than any of our garage sales in the past. We attribute this success to the fantastic welcome we received from the church. The facilities truly were a blessing, and the congregation provided […]

GENE MEGLI TRUCK FUND

So that Gene’s memory stays with this organization for many years, we have started the Gene Megli Truck fund. Our goal is to raise $50,000 by March 2015 in order to purchase a new or slightly used box truck and to finance the on-going maintenance of our trucks. We have already received over $ 3,500 […]

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 […]

GENE MEGLI VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 2013

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden death of Gene Megli, a longtime volunteer of Recycling Furniture for Families. He was involved in many projects with our organization including our recent garage sale that received almost $3,000. He was also awarded volunteer of the year in 2013. You can read Gene’s obituary […]