King’s Furniture started when one person in the church tried to match up someone in the community who had a need for a piece of furniture with someone else who had some unwanted furniture. A lot has happened since that first informal act of kindness 15 years ago.
The scheme has always been aimed towards those on income based benefits, but all are welcome to come and take a look. We have everything from bedroom, living room and dining room furniture. We also have white goods and small electrical items.
Last year we recycled over 100 tons of furniture, helping thousands of individuals and families in Darlington and providing over 4,500 pieces of furniture!
Although the scale is bigger now, we are still doing the same thing – demonstrating God’s love and concern in a very practical way to people in need in our community.
After all, King’s Furniture is not really about furniture, it’s about people!
We rely on your donations, which we greatly appreciate. However we need to make sure the donations that we are passing on to others are of certain standard, because of this we do have a couple of boxes to tick first.
Due to various limitations we do have a list of items that we aren’t able to accept. These include;
• Wall Units/Welsh Dressers/Large Sideboards/Corner Units
• Black glass TV units
• Tables without chairs
• Old TVs
• Musical Instruments
• Wardrobes (that need taking apart)
• Wardrobes (that have been taken apart)
• Garden Furniture
• Any Furniture left outside
• Fire Surrounds
• Prams/pushchairs/car seats
The following items DO require a fire label:
Beds and mattresses (mattresses are clean and without any stains)
Loose covers and stretch covers
The following items DO NOT require a fire label:
Duvets and bedding
Volunteers are priceless, we could not deliver this vital service without them. We always need help delivering and collecting furniture, sales and warehouse duties. If you would like to become part of this great team, please contact our office.