Furniture Needed for Katrina Evacuees

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Furniture Needed for Katrina Evacuees

Posted: 09/16/2005
The Compassion Coalition has notified us that they currently need furniture for the Katrina evacuees.

There are two locations listed below to donate furniture and more.

Location: Cokesbury Center at 9915 Kingston Pike, across from Cokesbury UMC.
Hours: Monday - Friday: 10am - 7pm, and Saturday 8:30am - 1pm; continuing for two weeks To donate furniture for Katrina victims you may drop it off at the warehouse. Volunteers will be there to receive the furniture and make it available to those in need. (Household items only, no office furniture please.) Tax receipts for donations are available.The following good, used furniture items are needed immediately. Please donate only items that are in pretty good shape.

- dressers
- beds (everything but king size)
- chests of drawers, dressers
- appliances (no built-ins, and must be in good working order)
- kitchen or dining room tables and chairs
- living room sofas and chairs
- lamps, coffee tables, end tables, and other - furniture items to make a house a home


Location: 1218 North Central
Hours: Tue-Sat from 9-4 to receive donations

The following good, used furniture and household items are needed immediately. Please donate only items that are in pretty good shape or new if noted below.

Furniture: Beds (preferable twin or full), kitchen tables, chairs, sofas, refrigerators, washers/dryers, chest of drawers, dressers
Linens: Sheets, pillows, towels, wash clothes
Clothing: New socks and underwear (all sizes, both genders), men’s (any), women’s clothing (plus sizes only right now)
Kitchen: Pots, pans, silverware, can openers, kitchen utensils, dishes, glasses
Hygiene: diapers, baby wipes, shampoo, hand soap, lotions, toothpaste/brushes, mouthwash, brushes, combs, toilet paper
Cleaning: Bleach, Pine Sol, Windex, paper towels, brooms/mops, 409, wash soap

Donations can be delivered to either location, whichever is more convenient.

Please know your donations will go directly at no cost to help those without resources to purchase furniture.