The Barnabas Network Boosts Capacity with Grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation
Greensboro, N.C. –The Barnabas Network, a nonprofit furniture bank located at 838 Winston Street, Greensboro, NC 27405, received a $15,000 grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation. The award goes to Barnabas’s Furnishing the Change: Recycling Furniture, Restoring Lives program, which is focused on breaking the cycle of poverty by providing families with enough furniture and basic household items to set up a functional home.
Lincoln Financial Foundation Awards $15,000 for Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Lincoln Financial Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group. Its grant is part of Lincoln Financial’s annual $9 million investment in its local communities’ youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being and arts programs. The award comes at a pivotal moment in Barnabas’s strategic plan. The organization last month announced its expansion, highlighted by extended donation drop-off hours, a new truck, and additional warehouse space.
“We are incredibly grateful to Lincoln Financial Foundation for this grant,” says Barnabas Executive Director Derrick Sides. “This is a game changer for us as we grow our capacity. We’ll be able to give more clients what they need, when they need it.”
The Barnabas Network gives free home furnishings to individuals and families transitioning from homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, overcoming major setbacks, and living on incomes that do not cover basic needs. Last year, Barnabas served 2,099 individuals in 770 households. This amounted to more than 8,000 pieces of furniture, including 1,067 beds, 443 of which went to school-age children. To schedule a furniture donation pickup or to get involved call 336-370-4002.