Furnishings sought for women escaping domestic violence

Furnishing Peaceful Homes: Shalom Bayit, an agency that provides furniture to women and children escaping domestic violence situations, and Seattle-based TrashBusters junk removal, will partner to furnish three to five homes for those most in need.

“Once people are housed, choices have to be made between buying dressers and beds to sleep on, and having enough groceries for the week,” said Mia Reyes, Program Director of Shalom Bayit, which works with 25+ agencies across Seattle, including Eastside Domestic Violence Program, to provide basic furnishings.

The partnership’s “Housewarming Drive” – to become an annual event - is appealing to the community to donate new or used furniture, but in good condition, that will be picked up by TrashBusters Junk Removal free of charge this coming Thursday and Friday, May 13 and 14. Items that are most helpful are dressers, kitchen sets, and sofas/easy chairs (which can double as beds), all gently used or in excellent quality.

People can call 206-545-1100 and a team will arrive to pick-up the used furniture on either Thursday, May 13 or Friday, May 14.

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