Furniture Ministry

Furniture Ministry


2022 “Don’t Trash It” Campaign

The Furniture Ministry team is getting set up for one of the wonderful missions of the church—the time when we all come together to collect, sort, wash and bag linens from the annual Elon University “Don’t Trash It!” campaign. This campaign provides 100-150 linen sets, enough to meet the needs of our clients for a large portion of the year. Raye Sapp is again heading up our church-wide effort.

The collection runs from May 11-May 31. We will be picking up donated linens daily during that time from Elon.

The linens will be taken to the Garrison Building where volunteers will sort them into sets and place them in bags for church members to take home and wash. When they are returned, volunteers will package them into complete “beds-in-bags,” each of which will contain a mattress pad, sheet and pillowcase set, and blanket or comforter.

Volunteers are needed to help with sorting and bagging on these days: 

May 13 — 9:30–12:00

May 16, 18, 20 — 9:00-12:00

May 23, 25, 27 — 9:00-12:00

June 1, 3 — 9:00–12;00

June 7, 8, 9, 10 — 9:00–12:00 To finish and move all to Furniture Ministry warehouse.

To Volunteer to pack and sort:

Please contact either Furniture Ministry phone or email 336-212-2937, or Raye Sapp 336-260-5833,

To Volunteer to wash:

Pick up and return after 8:30 service or after 11:00 service on following Sundays or any of the workdays May 15, May 22 and June 5. We would like all washed items returned by June 8.

Thanks for your help in this Wonderful ministry.

In the video below, Kent Byrd Speaks with volunteers about Furniture Ministry being back in full operation. April 2, 2022. Click below to view video, then click “play.”

This unique First Presbyterian Ministry continues to bring vital assistance to our Alamance County brothers and sisters in Christ at their time of greatest need. In 2021 we assisted 125 families comprising 182 children. We need your help! We especially need dishes, flatware, pots and pans, and lamps. Donations can be brought to the warehouse on Mondays from 1:00-4:00 p.m. We are picking up larger donations on a selective basis, requesting that items be placed outside. Also, we need volunteers to handle the phone, sort and tag items in the warehouse, and to assist with pick-ups. Contact us at 336-212-2937 or email Thank you for your support!

Our mission is to provide good, useful furnishings to those in need, treating each client graciously, with Christian hospitality. Our service area is Alamance County.

Call (336) 212-2937 or email:




The First Presbyterian Furniture Ministry collects used furniture, beds, and kitchen items in good condition and distributes them to individuals and families who have experienced homelessness, eviction, domestic abuse, fire or insufficient income. These are items that most of us take for granted each day.

Our top priority is to ensure that all children have a clean and comfortable bed.

All clients are referred by social workers in our numerous Partner Agencies, such as

  • Allied Churches,
  • Department of Social Services,
  • Alamance Burlington School System
  • Women’s Resource Center
  • The Red Cross

The ministry is entirely volunteer-run and depends on donations of time, goods, and monetary gifts. A group of volunteers works throughout each month to pick up and store donated items, to communicate with clients, and to assemble goods for clients to pick up.  Occasional church-wide Saturday morning workdays are held to make deliveries and organize the warehouse. Volunteers are always needed! Contact us at or 336- 212-2937.

Watch this short video explaining what FPC Furniture does!




Donations of Household items —

We accept:

  • new and gently used furniture
  • bedding
  • kitchen items
  • some small kitchen appliances

We are NOT able to accept:

  • pictures
  • draperies
  • household décor
  • clothing
  • baby equipment
  • items heavily soiled, ripped or damaged
  • large appliances and TV’s

If members of First Presbyterian Church cannot drop off items during the Monday office hours, please call on-call worker at (336) 212-2937 to schedule a drop off time or a donation pick up, or register online. You may also drop off donations during office hours listed below.  We can only accept donations from our church members at this time.

Furniture Ministry FAX #: 336-221-3430

Office Hours to drop off Donations

  • Mondays from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and otherwise by appointment

Monetary Donations to assist in purchasing needed items. Checks can be made out to “First Presbyterian Church” with a subject line: “Furniture Ministry,” You can also donate online by clicking here, and designating it for Furniture Ministry.



We receive referrals from social workers and mental health workers assisting clients through Partner Agencies. In order to become a Partner Agency, you may review the guidelines and complete a Furniture Ministry Partnership Form (see forms below). Please call our volunteer at 336-212-2937 for additional information. Note: We can only deliver to and serve clients in Alamance County.

Become a Partner Agency by Submitting the Forms Below (new forms below effective February 2020):


Make a Referral by Submitting the Forms Below:

The following two forms need to be completed in order to process the request. The forms can be completed and submitted online.



If you are in need of furniture, please contact one of our Partner Agencies (listed below) for a referral:

ABSS School Social Workers: (336) 438-4000  ext. 37859

Alamance Academy: (336) 350-8169

Alamance County DSS Social Worker:  (336) 570-6532

Alamance County Health Dept.: (336) 227-0101

Alamance Partnership for Children: (336) 513-0063

Allied Churches: (336) 229-0881

Family Abuse Services: (336) 226-5985

RHA Health Services:  (336) 229-5905

Salvation Army: (336) 227-5529

Women’s Resource Center: (336) 227-6900



We are blessed to have the following businesses, organizations and people to help make this ministry possible.




Call (336) 212-2937 or email:


Thank you for your support of this amazing ministry!


The FPCB – Furniture Ministry won the Governor’s Award for volunteer service!

Thanking God for His steadfast work in Burlington and beyond, and thanking YOU for helping make this ministry possible.