Our Vision

To help rebuild the lives of families who have suffered personal tragedy or disaster by increasing the crises awareness and donations of furnishings, funds, and volunteers to make the Bay Area a place where no one will ever again have to live, sleep, or eat on the floor.

We Furnish Futures

Our clients are transitioning out of homelessness or displacement. Some are veterans who are reentering civilian life, women and children fleeing an abusive situation, a teenager who has aged out of the foster care system, a recently arrived refugee needing assistance, or those who are overcoming other difficult circumstances in life. These individuals and families can be assisted by social care agencies in finding shelter, but don’t have the means to purchase basic items. BAFB helps them by giving them much of what they need to make that living space a home. We collect gently used furniture, inspect and clean it, then deliver it directly to those in need.

Our Values

Integrity

We will create trust by being sincere and honest in all of our dealings, both with those who call us partner and those in our community who lean upon us for support.

Respect

We will remain humble and ensure client dignity even in the most troubling of circumstances. We understand that our clients are more important than we are.

Commitment

Our community will be able to depend upon each member of our team to show loyalty to our clients in service to our mission.

Compassion

Our team will seek to bring peace to our clients through selfless service. We will provide genuine caring and concern, showing empathy with patience and understanding, knowing we can play a key role in creating a better community.

Service

We bear the responsibility of meeting the needs we declare in our mission statement, working with our partners to continuously strengthen our combined abilities to mitigate the strife of our most disenfranchised.

Board of Directors:

Gunilla Follett
Retired, Senior Sales Executive, Xerox Corporation

Thomas D. Follett, Treasurer
Retired, Partner, Accenture Consulting

Dave Hengehold
Owner, Hedgehold Truck Company

Ray Piontek
Founder and Executive Director, Bay Area Furniture Bank

Robyn Schraga
Secretary, Community volunteer

Board of Advisors:

Crosby Allison
Executive Consultant, MAP Consulting

Brenna Bolger
Founder and CEO, PRxDigital

Michael Fischetti, MPH, MD
Retired Chief of Preventative Medicine, Kaiser Permanente

Ron Labetich
Owner, Ron Labetich Company

William S. McKiernan
CEO, WSM Capital

Mary Proepper
Retired Development Director, NW Furniture Bank

Richard Rusnak
President, Russell’s Fine Furniture

Lowell Sando
Retired, Founder and CEO Diversified Software

Marilyn Winkleby, MPH, Ph.D
Faculty Director of the Office of Community Health, Stanford University