About Us

Our Team


Central Furniture Rescue has no paid staff. We are a 100% volunteer organization. A board of directors sets our policies and oversees our work.   We partner with other non-profit organizations in the Cedar Rapids area, and we recruit volunteers to  help in all aspects of our work

Our History


Central Furniture Rescue began as a ministry of Central Church of Christ.  For many years, the church held Clothing & Miscellaneous Item giveaways. In 2018, we began working with area shelters to find a better way to distribute furniture and household goods to those in need. We helped one family in January 2019 and now help around 20 clients a month, thanks to the donations and helping hands of this amazing community! In July 2019, Central Furniture Rescue became a separate non-profit organization. 

Our Mission


We believe that all people deserve to be treated with love, dignity, and kindness. We provide furniture and household items at no cost to individuals and families who are transitioning out of homelessness and into their own places to live.

Our First Year