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Furniture Ministry

Are you looking to downsize your home? Have you had a loved one pass away and you don’t know what to do with their household furniture? Did you purchase a new living room set and now need to dispose of the old one to make room? If so, Catholic Charities might be able to help! In the process, YOU will be helping out a less fortunate family in need! 

Catholic Charities Furniture Ministry, located in Erie County, accepts donations of gently used household furniture which still has a useful and functional life. We take in and store your donations in our local warehouse, located behind Lake Point Apartments, off of East Shoreway Drive in Sandusky. (Click link to download local warehouse map. Or see map below.)

Furniture is distributed free of charge to local families or individuals who are in need. Whether the victims of natural disaster, suffering from financial hardship, or transitioning back into productive society from incarceration or some other transitional circumstance, many people in Erie County find themselves without a bed to sleep in or a table to eat at and with no means to obtain those basic necessities. We work hard to address those needs through the generosity of donations from people like you and through the assistance of volunteers who cheerfully give of their time and energy. 

 We currently accept the following furniture items: 

Mattresses/Box Springs/Bed Frames – Twin; Full; Queen sizes (NO King size) 

Dressers and Night Stands 

Sofas, Love Seats, and Living Room Chairs (NO sleeper sofas) 

End Tables and Coffee Tables 

Kitchen Tables and Chairs 

(We do NOT accept any decorative or ornamental furniture items, 

NO electrical appliances or housewares, NO bed clothes, NO desks or wardrobes) 

In addition to furniture donations, Catholic Charities also accepts monetary donations which are used to purchase new mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and dressers for distribution. We also maintain an Amazon wish list of items we use in our furniture ministry. Please check out our wish list and help if you are able! 

If you would like to make or schedule a donation to Catholic Charities, are interested in volunteering with us, or if you have any questions about our Furniture Ministry not addressed above, please contact us at 419-502-0043 or

May God Bless you and thank you for your support!