Recycling Furniture for Families

Recycling Furniture for Families (RF4F) is a non-denominational Christian charity serving families in need across McLean County.  They are part of Partners for Community, a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt not-for-profit ministry and a member of McLean County’s Continuum of Care Homeless Service Providers Network.

Since 2002, they have assisted more than 22,000 individuals in our community thanks to our generous donors and volunteers.


They give furniture to people living at or below the federal poverty line—$11,940 in annual income for one person, plus $4,020 for each additional person in their household. They often step in after times of crisis, such as house fires, domestic violence, and transitions from homelessness. The furnishings they offer free of charge are part of the process of making a family’s house a home.

Last fiscal year, they supported more than 400 families by offering at least 8250 pieces of furniture. They do not inventory small household items, but they know those homewares likely triple the number of items we are able to offer to families.


They partner with more than 50 local service agencies and churches, who provide referrals to their services. After getting referred and pre-screened, including documenting income and household size, they work with local families to choose gently used furniture and home necessities. All the furnishings in their warehouse have been donated by community members. Their volunteers often pick up items directly from donors’ homes.