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What we do:

The Barnabas Network is a nonprofit furniture bank. We gather new and gently-used furniture from around the community and we give it, at no cost, to qualified families and individuals on the path to self-sufficiency. Our clients are transitioning out of homelessness, fleeing abuse, recovering from a major setback, or living on incomes that don't meet basic needs. We partner with 150+ local agencies to ensure that every neighbor has a place to 

sit, a place to eat, and a place to sleep. Simply put, we recycle furniture and restore lives. 

Mission Statement:

The Barnabas Network, a nonprofit organization, through a collaborative effort of diverse faith communities and social agencies, offers systemic encouragement including basic home furnishings for families and individuals who are moving from homelessness, recovering from a major setback, fleeing domestic violence, or living with incomes that cannot cover basic needs.



It all started in the late 1990's with the vision (and the pickup truck!) of Darnell Brame. Darnell began collecting gently-used furniture to distribute to people in need, and word quickly spread throughout the community. Darnell connected with Rev. Tim Patterson of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Rev. Odell Cleveland, co-founder of the Welfare Reform Liaison Project and other community-minded folks to create a grassroots movement that in 2006 became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization known as The Barnabas Network.

Today, Barnabas is the Triad's only nonprofit furniture bank and remains
laser-focused on eradicating furniture poverty in North Carolina. In an average year, Barnabas collects more than 8,000 pieces of furniture each year and restores the lives of over 2,700 people on the path to self-sufficiency. 

We are changing lives

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