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Need household furniture without the price tag? Program in Scranton hopes to help those starting out

It can get pricey when it comes to furnishing a new home or apartment. However, a program in Scranton wants to make it a little easier for those starting out.

SCRANTON, Pa. — If you're making room this spring for a new living room or bedroom set, a place in Lackawanna County could really use that gently used furniture.

Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey was in Scranton Tuesday morning with a look at the project called Furnished by Friends.

Furnished by Friends is a warehouse that’s affiliated with Friends of the Poor.

According to the Friends of the Poor Scranton's website, it "requests on a daily basis from individuals in need of basic household furniture.  Most time, it is essential furniture for a family to remain intact, such as twin beds for children, couches, kitchen tables and dressers.  We pick up donations of gently used furniture and appliances for families in need. We assist families in order of emergency priorities.  Additionally, we maintain waiting list of families in need of these items and periodically host furniture giveaways at our warehouse."

Furniture donations are accepted Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon at 240 East Elm Street in Scranton.

If anyone would like to make a furniture request, call 570-348-4428.

Click here for more information about the furniture assistance program.

Ways to support:

A staff member of Friends of the Poor is using Tuesday, May 17 (his birthday) as a way to give back to Furnished by Friends. 

Brian Williams is hoping to raise $5,000 to buy new mattresses for families in need through a Facebook campaign.  

Click here if you would like to make a donation to that campaign.

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