Flourish Furnishings Ministry

Furnishing Homes with Hope

Flourish Furnishings Ministry: Who We Serve

Flourish Furnishings Ministry is committed to "furnishing homes with hope" by collecting, preparing and distributing donated furnishings and home essentials.  Thereby transforming lives of program participants, donors and servants into a deeper relationship with Christ.  We seek to offer a 'hand up' by meeting the household furnishings needs in Kansas City's urban and suburban communities with donated resources.

We do not have the ability to provide emergency resources.  To ensure that our clients are provided full wrap around services and not just a 'hand out' we work exclusively through case worker referrals from metro community partners.  Please see client services below.

Furnishings Ministry Volunteer Opportunities

Serve with us

Explore the Many Ways You Can Serve

Schools Furnishing Hope! Special Event June 17-20, 2019

Volunteers needed June 17-20, 2019 when the Schools Furnishing Hope 2019 team receives and distributes thousands of furniture items donated from Blue Valley School District for re-purposing to educational program agencies.  In 2018, over 4,600 items were re-purposed at the event.  This is an excellent way to practice being a better steward of creation as suggested in the April 28th sermon!  

Volunteer:  This is a great serving opportunity for individuals (16 years and older) and small groups.   Volunteers 12-15 years old must be accompanied by a guardian during their shift.  No youth under 12 years old are allowed to serve at this event.  Volunteers are needed for morning and afternoon shifts, Monday through Thursday, June 17-20, 2019

Donate: Sign up to donate and drop off water, Gatorade, fruit, chips, veggies, cookies, snacks or lunch between 8:30 and 11:30am, Monday - Thursday, June 17-20, 2019.

Register Online:  Select your volunteer shift or donation drop off date and time using the following link:  SFH SignUp

Questions email schoolsfurnishinghope@cor.org

Flourish Furnishings Volunteer Opportunties

It takes hundreds of volunteers for the Flourish Furnishings ministry to operate.  Many of those volunteers work tirelessly behind the scenes.  We'd love to have you join one of our teams.   Click here for a full list of volunteer roles.

Schedule time to serve:  Click here for all scheduled volunteer opportunities.
Not sure what role to sign up for, then just sign up for "where needed" and we'll get your plugged in.

Groups:  Click here for information about some fun group activities we'd love you to consider.  For scheduling or more information about group projects email servefurnishings@cor.org and we'll get you connected.

Click here for driving directions to our new location.   We do have a phone line at our facility, however it is only monitored Thursdays & Saturdays 9:00 am-noon. 913-544-0755.

Still have questions?  To learn more about how you can get plugged or for questions, please contact us at 913-544-0755  or email resurrectionfurnishings@cor.org.


Holy Haulers

Our Holy Haulers Donation Pick Up Team is essential to the success of our program.

 Current needs include:

  • Corporate Donation Pick Ups:  daytime and evening options.  Light lifting options available as well.
  • Monday mornings pick up donations from furniture store.
  • Monday evening individual donor pick ups. Must be safe gatherings certified as you'll be entering peoples homes.
  • Wednesday mid morning light lifting required general donation pick ups.
  • Friday afternoon light lifting required general donation pick ups.
  • Saturday individual donor pick ups.  Lifting is required.  Must be safe gatherings certified as you'll be entering peoples homes.
  • Saturday afternoon donation drop off attendant.
  • Individual donor pick up teams can be flexible.


Our TRUCK drivers must comply with DOT regulations and the following requirements must be met:

  • Successful completion of a background check (if you are Safe Gatherings certified, this will substitute for a background check): click here to download the form.
  • Successful completion of the Motor Vehicle Record: click here to download the form.
  • Current automobile liability insurance and valid drivers license.
  • Successful completion of medical certification if driving trucks: click here for more information about requirements.
  • Must be able to move and lift heavy items.

Drivers & loaders needed.  Drivers  do not need truck driving experience but will be required to complete a Motor Vehicle Record, a DOT Medical Certification, and will initially ride along with experienced drivers.  Fees associated are paid for by the church. 

For questions, please contact michelle.vanpelt@cor.org.


Flourish Furnishings Sewing Room

The Sewing Ministry of Flourish is looking for willing hands and people who like to re-purpose and re-make things.  Carpools may be available, and some home projects. Choose from Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00pm. Serve once a week or once a month - we need your hands!  Contact servefurnishings@cor.org for more information. 

Click here for directions.

Schedule a Group to Serve

Our furnishings ministry has a variety of ways that your group can serve.

  1. Sponsor a Dresser Build Event (come to our location or offsite for team building activity)
  2. Sponsor an Essentials Drive Event for items such as kitchen, bath or cleaning packs or blankets, towels or pillows.  (Come to our location or offsite for a team building activity.)
  3. Organize a Community Canvassing Event to help build awareness for our ministry.
  4. Onsite serving- personal shopper with clients, work in stockroom and/or showroom,assist the sewing ministry, sorting of donated items, cleaning etc.

Please complete this online request and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch.  Click here for directions to our location.

Furnish HOPE

Donate Your Household Goods and Furniture

How to Donate

How to Donate Household Goods

HOUSEHOLD GOODS:  Small household items may be dropped off at the Donation Drop off area on the north side of Building B at the Leawood campus.  Please label your donation ‘Flourish Furnishings’ and place in the bins marked "Household Goods". Stickers are available in the drop off area to mark your items.

The following items are acceptable to be left in the donation area:  Please click here for our donation guidelines.

  • Bed linens
  • Kitchen accessories & linens
  • Bath accessories & linens
  • Dishes, glasses  & flatware
  • Pots & pans
  • Lamps
  • Decorative items
  • Small appliances like can openers and hand mixers
  • Cleaning items

If you have items not on our list, please refer to this link for ways to dispose of your items appropriately.


*Furniture may not be dropped off at church.  Please see the How to Donate Furniture tab for details about drop off at our new location or scheduling a home pick up.

How to Donate Furniture

FURNITURE DROP OFF:

Please see Donation Guidelines for details about what we accept.  TEMPORARILY WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING DESKS, BOOKSHELVES, AND GLASS STORAGE CABINETS (CHINA, CURIO, ENTERTAINMENT) DUE TO HIGH INVENTORY AND LACK OF DEMAND.

Your donations are designed to go directly to the clients being re-homed after homelessness or catastrophic loss.  Our clients generally are starting from scratch.  To best serve the needs of our clients we do have size restrictions, please be sure to carefully review.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT DONATIONS: We are unable to accept items that are torn, stained, or need repair. Our Holy Haulers will examine items before loading/unloading.  Please be respectful if we are unable to accept.  Remember, only donate it if you'd give it to your child or neighbor.

Furniture may not be dropped off at church. However, small household items may be dropped off at the Collection Connection on the north side of Building B, in bins labeled "Household Goods". Please label your donation ‘Flourish Furnishings Ministry’.  Working and non-working appliances are not accepted. We cannot take broken TVs as we have no resources for repairing them. We do not accept any baby items (such as cribs, strollers, pack n plays etc).

HOURS:
Thursday & Sat 9-Noon By APPOINTMENT ONLY
Please email us at rfmdonations@gmail.com to schedule your drop off.  We are 100% volunteer run with limited availability.  We want to be sure we can accommodate your donation and have volunteers available to assist with unloading.

OUR LOCATION:
11971 Grandview Road
Grandview, MO 64030
You'll find our entrance on the dock (South) side of the building
Driving Directions to Flourish Furnishings

Please refer to the "How to Volunteer" for ways in which you could serve in this ministry.  We'd love to have you join us!






Schedule a Furniture Donation Pick Up

Holy Haulers:  Our Holy Haulers are happy to assist with a free pick up. 

1.   Remember to check our list of accepted donations prior to completing the pick up request.  In an effort to best serve the needs of our clients we do have restrictions.

2,  Please click here for a full list of zip codes in which we are able to pick up.

3.  Please complete an online donation form for pick up.

WE ARE 100% VOLUNTEER RUN, therefore our ability to get your items picked up is dependent upon driver and truck availability.  Please note we are generally able to pick up your items in a 1-3 week window.  If you are unsure about this timeline working for you please click the tab other ways to donate.

We can ONLY pick up items located ground level, in a garage or with elevator access.   (Our volunteers cannot move items up and down stairs.) 

*DISASSEMLY:  We cannot disassemble furniture. Please take a picture of your item before you disassemble it, and provide the picture and assembly instructions when donating.

 

Corporate & In Kind Donations

Corporate Donations:  Join us as a community partner along with Bed Bath and Beyond, Crowley Furniture, Blessings Abound and many others to ensure no one in the Kansas City area has to go without basic home necessities.  Email our team at donationfurnishing@cor.org

In Kind Donations:  Monetary donations can be sent to:
Church of the Resurrection
13720 Roe Ave
Leawood, KS 66224
(Be sure to put FLOURISH in the memo line)

Other Ways to Donate

1. Sponsor a Drive or Dresser Build.  Click here to learn more.

2. Check out our wishlist on Amazon and have new items shipped directly to us.  http://a.co/2TSfWfZ

3.  Bungii:  "Do you have a large item you want to donate but don’t have a way to haul it? The Holy Haulers schedule doesn't quite fit yours?  No problem. BUNGII is a service like Uber or Lyft but with pickup trucks! You can download the app and let them take care of delivering your donations. Use promo code: FLOURISH20 to take 20% off your delivery!" You can schedule your Bungii ahead of time or send an on-demand request through and have a driver there in 15-20 minutes!”.   We accept Bungii drivers BY APPOINTMENT ONLY:  Remember email us at rfmdonations@gmail.com PRIOR to scheduling your driver to be sure we can accept your donation and know when to expect your Bungii driver. Bungii

Client Services

Client and Agency Resources

I Need Furnishings (Individuals)

Flourish Furnishings operates 100% through case worker referrals. 

If you are working with a case worker ask them to make a referral on your behalf.  If you do not have a case worker please see the list of 2018-2019 Partner Agencies tab below . Agencies on this list are approved and have given us permission to have them listed as potential resources.  Case workers and agencies are encouraged to apply.  See the "Become a Referring Agency" tab. 

Additional Organizations that may be of assistance:

Sleepy Head Beds

2018-2019 Partner Agencies (Available to be a Resource)

Become a Referring Agency

Become a Referring Agency to Our Furnishings Ministry.

Flourish Furnishings, formerly My Father’s House, has reopened at our new location in Grandview.  We are excited to begin a new chapter in our ministry which will enable us to serve more clients, and serve them better.

The furnishings ministry focuses on furnishing hope to those in need.  Through 100% donated goods we are able to provide an opportunity for your clients to fully furnish their new homes.  Our goal is to ensure that no child or adult in the KC metro area has to live without adequate furnishings.  We provide upholstered furniture, wood furniture, beds, dining tables/chairs, linens, basic cookware/bakeware, dishware/silverware/glassware and other misc. items as they are available.  Our clients can shop for their new furniture and household belongings with dignity.  They have the ability to personally select their items, making the transition to their new residence feel like home.  Your client will be greeted by volunteers & assigned a personal shopper to assist in the entire process.

Flourish Furnishings is one critical stop on a client’s path to healthy, stable and safe living. We could not serve our mission of “furnishing homes with hope” without your partnership in identifying the clients in need. You are our greatest asset as we locate, connect and serve the basic home essential needs of thousands in the KC metro area. Nonprofit organizations, faith-based communities and county human services programs are vital to our ability to serve those in need.  We only accept referrals from approved agency case workers.  Our goal is to ensure that our clients are receiving full wrap around services as they move toward becoming self-sustaining.  We are only one piece to that puzzle.  We furnish hope by offering a hand up & not a hand out.  Moving forward we have lifted the ‘once in a lifetime served stipulation’.  We recognize that there may be extenuating circumstances that may require a client to be seen more than once.   We are leaving that vetting process completely up to your case workers.

We have made improvements in our process for inviting, accepting, and training our agency partners/case workers. Each year we’ll send out an annual application to the directors of both existing and potential partner agencies.    We want to serve more, and serve them better.  All referral/partner information will be accessible on our website throughout the year.  We will accept applications on an ongoing basis and will incorporate those partners based on capacity of the ministry.  We’ve added a partner agency liaison.  Having a dedicated team member in this role ensures that your agency is receiving the education and support your case workers need for our partnership to be successful for your clients.  We’ll be holding monthly 1- hour orientations for all referring case workers.  This is an opportunity for each of you to visit our location and be fully aware of the expectations and process.  Your case worker will be equipped with a client checklist, a list of what your client can expect to receive, as well as additional information that ensures your client has clear expectations and understanding of our process.  Finally, to streamline the process and eliminate barriers we have created the ability for referring agency case workers to self- schedule their client appointments.  Your case workers will have an “account” which enables them to have access to all their scheduled appointments for reference and/or cancellation/rescheduling.

Ready to become a Referring Agency?

Agency Application Procedures

1.     Complete the online ApplicationAs a part of the application process review the formal Agency Agreement which is included. Signature of the application indicates understanding and acceptance of the Agency Agreement.

2.     Agency director must submit a list of all case workers wishing to make referrals.  (only those names submitted by the director will have an account set up. When case workers leave or new case workers come on staff the director must notify the furnishings ministry).  The director should email the following information for each case worker to furnishingsclientservices@cor.org.

1.     Case Worker Name

2.     Case Worker Agency/branch

3.     Case Worker Email

4.     Case Worker Phone

3.      A 1-hour orientation date will then be set for all referring caseworkers. More than one orientation date can be provided. (Our next date is January 8th at 10am.)  Once the application is received and approved you'll get more details.

4.     Flourish Furnishings will then set up the online referral/appointment system with your caseworkers’ contact information, login and passwords. Each user will receive confirmation and instructions for using the online scheduling system.

Current Referral Partners: Agency Resources & General Information

UPCOMING CASE MANAGER ORIENTATIONS: (only for approved partner agencies)

Orientations will always be held at 10am at our location in Grandview. You should plan 1.5 hours.
11971 Grandview Road, Grandview MO 64030
Entrance is DOCK side (south), center of the building

December 11, 2018
January 8, 2019
February 5, 2019
March 5, 2019
April 2, 2019
May 7, 2019
June 4, 2019

Please be sure to RSVP to furnishingsclientservices@cor.org


RESOURCES:

Agency Agreement
What Clients are Offered (note this is always based on availability at the time of appointment)
Client Checklist
How to Make a Referral Instructions (Power Point)

Share Our Blessings Program

Flourish Furnishings Ministry (FFM) mission is to Furnish Homes with HOPE by providing essential home goods to approximately 2,000 newly housed families in need each year.  Our ministry serves clients exclusively through Community Partner referrals.

We occasionally acquire items that are unable to be utilized by our clients due to large scale donations.  In that situation we are able to extend our reach and SHARE OUR BLESSINGS in the community through additional agencies who serve populations in need.

Recipient Eligibility Criteria

1. NEED.  Organization must demonstrate that items are needed to provide furnishings through established programs. The agency must also demonstrate that they do not have funding for or means to acquire the furnishings through other sources.  Priority will be given to non-profit or not-for-profit agencies serving low income individuals.

2. ABLE TO TRANSPORT.  Recipient agencies must have or be able to arrange for persons and transport vehicles to receive and transport items at their own expense from either the location from which the donation is being made or Flourish Furnishings.  FFM does not have the capacity to store items for pick up at a later date or vehicles and volunteers to transport items to recipient agencies.

3.   SIGN AND ADHERE TO DONATIONS USAGE AGREEMENT.   Applicant organizations must agree to adhere to conditions set forth in the attached Donation Usage Agreement.

Application Due Date: Ongoing

Notification Date:  Within 60 days of application (our leadership team meets monthly)

Complete an online application

Click here to receive the Furnishings Newsletter. (be sure to click the Leawood Campus and then scroll to "Connect and Serve" then "Flourish Furnishings".

Still have questions or would like to contact us directly?

Phone:  913-544-0755
Email:  resurrectionfurnishings@cor.org

11971 Grandview Road
Grandview, MO 64030

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11
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