Philadelphia Furniture Bank Opens Its Doors
Christine Simiriglia, Executive Director of Pathways to Housing PA, was recently interviewed by Generocity for an article about Philadelphia Furniture Bank. “In Philadelphia, it is the first designated space to distribute furniture, a critical need and the cause of long delays for families transitioning from shelters to independent housing. Agencies across the city have been struggling with the issue for years, according to Simiriglia, expending crucial resources and staff time to help individual families track down basic furnishings and household goods. Before the Furniture Bank, Simiriglia said that Pathways to Housing PA was spending $80,000 a year to purchase furniture, a figure that hastened her decision to move forward with the project.” Read the full story.
Generocity, January 2015 | Grantee: Pathways to Housing PA, Catalyst Fund 2014