Our Purpose 

To provide quality new and gently used furnishings to serve those, in our community, who are in need of the basic essentials to make their residence a safe and comfortable home.  Our design services assist individuals and families who are transitioning to their own residence from a homeless shelter; a domestic violence situation; refugees, military veterans; young adults aging out of foster care; individuals with behavioral and/or developmental disabilities or designing spaces to assist children with improving academic performance.

We do not just provide a chair, a sofa, or a table. We completely furnish an entire residence for those who have nothing. This includes cookware, dishes, utensils, small kitchen appliances and home decor items.

Through our work we empower, educate and help our clients realize they are deserving of a good life.  We offer a hand UPward!


Our Mission

To be THE residential design resource, for those in need, in Erie County.


From Some of Our Donor’s

My family was really big on having dinners together and so I have this vision of our dining room table being set up, and having a family meal and talking about their day and learning from each other and that’s what we used to do. And so to me, I’m paying it forward in some ways.
-Nadine M.
Dear Dionne - 

Thank you so much. It was really wonderful to meet you and your children on Saturday. I am so happy that I chose your organization to donate my furniture and other items to. It warms my heart to know that a family or individual will enjoy them as they start on their new journey or path or are perhaps getting back up on their feet after a tough go of things. 

I’m a retired clinical social worker/psychotherapist (30 years in the mental health field specializing in trauma treatment) so I used to be the person contacting organizations similar to yours on behalf of the clients I worked with. I’m glad to know you are assisting those in need who are building a life for themselves and their families. 

It was truly an awesome experience and I look forward to working with you again when I am ready to donate more items. 

Again, many thanks!  

Best regards, 

-Carol S.