Furnish for Good helps families transitioning out of poverty upfit their new homes.
Priscilla Chapman, Lesley Faulkner and Mary Beth Hollett met just over a year ago through their mutual friend and local homeless advocate, Kathy Izard. The three moms were searching for a way to give back to the Charlotte community — Hollett is an empty nester, and Chapman’s and Faulkner’s kids were getting older, freeing up time for a new venture. Izard and her friend, Laurie Martin, had an idea.
Inspired by The Green Chair Project, a Raleigh organization that offers affordable furnishings for homeless families in transition, Izard and Martin saw a need for something similar in Charlotte.