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I need a bed from a charity or church

Post by Rodan » Wed May 21, 2014 8:52 pm

I am a landlord of a 4-plex in NYC. I have a family in a downstairs unit with 2 kids one of which is a newborn. The mom is still not working and taking care of the infant, dad works at a pizza restaurant. They are pretty much hand to mouth... which you deal with every day and they are barely making their rent payment.

Recently the lady above them had her toilet overflow and the water ran down the ceiling and dripped onto the bed in the unit below, where the family I described above lives. They threw away their "bed" which was basically a mattress on the floor and have not been able to replace it since.

I'm am looking for a charity where I can get a double or perhaps a queen size bed for them. I'd like to get them a frame, box spring and mattress, if possible. I'd be willing to donate to help support what ever charity, in order to get it on behalf of this couple.

As a businessman and landlord with my own bank obligations, I must collect their rent or I will have to evict them, which I have so far avoided in-spite of their late payment history. But at the same time I would like them to be able to get a good nights sleep too, and provide them a bed with no strings attached. So that's my situation. Can you please advise me where I may be able to go to get bedding through a local charity?

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Re: I need a bed from a charity or church

Post by Admin » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:13 pm

there are charity clothing closets in New York City. Now we are not sure if they will have a queen sized bed in stock, you can ask. Some will also have waiting lists so if they do not have exactly what that family in the downstairs unit wants, they can wait to see if the proper size bed comes in the future. So try the clothing closets in New York City.

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Re: I need a bed from a charity or church

Post by Pleasant » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:16 am

I am doing a documentary about welfare and charity, including those that give furniture and beds. I see your church has charity and outreach programs. I'd love to interview someone about the issues facing the poor. I'd like to talk about the social gospel, tithing, and other issues. If anyone is willing to sit down with me I'd like to just ask a few questions, or just have a candid conversation. My goal is to bring awareness and shed light on the current state of charity and welfare.

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Re: I need a bed from a charity or church

Post by Admin » Sat May 27, 2017 2:44 pm

If you need information on how to get a bed (or how the services work), try one of the furniture banks or charities for it. Now they normally sell the items. But if your income is low enough you may qualify for a free bed. The organizations generally are willing to meet with people and explain how their programs work as well.

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