Flourish Furniture Bank

  Where Compassion Meets Sustainabilty

Who We Are

Flourish Furniture Bank is the only not-for-profit furniture bank in the Kansas City area. We collect, prepare, and distribute donated furnishings and home essentials to offer a “hand up” by meeting the household furnishings needs of those on the margins in KC. 

Flourish Furniture Bank is a 501(c)(3) designated charity and has Platinum charity status with Guidestar.

2022 IMPACT:


Individuals Furnished

Items Distrubuted

Children with beds


It takes hundreds of volunteers to serve our families.  Our volunteers contribute in woodworking, sewing, packing, shopping,  moving, and more.  We’d love to have you join one of our teams!


Help us improve the lives of people transitioning out of houselessness and poverty in the metro Kansas City area. Whether in-kind or monetary, every little bit helps us furnish homes with hope so our families can FLOURISH.


 To ensure that our families are vetted and provided appropriate wrap-around services, we work exclusively through case worker referrals from local social service agencies and community partners.

Spotlight: Journey to New Life

Flourish Furniture Bank and Journey to New Life are two organizations that understand the deep importance of home and belonging. Through this partnership, Flourish has been able to help Ricky, Kevin, and Lamar on their road to stability as they face a future that may have seemed impossible just a short time ago.

Flourish Furniture Bank Welcomes Amy Cox as Development Coordinator

Flourish Furniture Bank is pleased to announce that Amy Cox has joined the team as Development Coordinator. She has worked with a number of nonprofit organizations throughout the Kansas City metro area and beyond in the role of development planning, execution and...

successful Topgolf Event!

Thank you to everyone who made it to our Topgolf Fundraiser! Because of you, we surpassed our goal and raised a gross total of $36,000 to furnish homes in Kansas City. We’re overwhelmed by the love and support shown by our community, and so grateful for the passion...

2021 Annual Report

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Flourish Executive Director, Rich Shockey, on Caring for KC

Listen to our Executive Director, Rich Shockey, talk about Flourish's mission on the Caring for KC podcast.

Flourish Furnishings Announces Janine Smiley Joins Board of Directors

Flourish Furnishings is proud to announce that Janine Smiley has joined the Board of Directors for Flourish Furnishings.

New Partnership with Charlie’s House

We're so grateful for our partnership with Charlie's House. Have you heard of them? They have an amazing safety demonstration home in Kansas City near Children's Mercy Kansas City. Their mission is to help prevent accidents and injuries to children in and...

2022 Impact Report

We are thrilled to announce the release of our 2022 annual impact report at Flourish Furniture Bank! This report is a great way for anyone who has ever volunteered with us to learn about the incredible impact they've had on families in need. With 20 pages of data and...

Farewell to executive director, Rich Shockey

It is with both great sadness and appreciation that we announce the planned departure of Rich Shockey as the Executive Director of Flourish Furniture Bank at the end of April 2023. During Rich’s two-year tenure, he has been a remarkable visionary leader, providing growth for the organization as well as strengthening the deeply mission-driven culture. Rich will be embarking on a new path that takes him to Denver, Colorado to be the CEO of a social impact organization there. The Flourish Furniture Bank family wishes Rich success and joy in all of his future endeavors.

Flourish Furniture Bank Welcomes Michael Dehner to Board of Directors

Flourish Furniture Bank is very pleased to welcome Michael Dehner to its Board of Directors as acting treasurer. Michael graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Finance and is currently Director of Finance and Accounting at CommunityAmerica Credit...

Flourish Welcomes Allison Mannering!

We are very happy to announce that Allison Mannering is joining our team as Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator VISTA. Allison was born and raised in the Kansas City area and has spent her life engaging in different community projects and local causes. Formerly a...

World Environment Day

If you’ve ever toured our showroom and warehouse, you know I love to brag about our “magical corners.” In each corner of our warehouse, we have workshops like woodworking and sewing where otherwise useless products (like stained linens or broken tables) are...


Flourish Furnishings is proud to announce that Cori Wallace has joined the Board of Directors for Flourish Furnishings, the only furniture bank in Kansas City. Cori Wallace is the engagement director for Della Lamb Community Services in Kansas City, Missouri. A...