What We Do
We deliver NEW small scale furniture and household goods to veterans screened and referred to us by the VA. Through selective purchasing, the ability to buy in bulk, warehouse items, and discounts from retailers, the VFC can purchase everything for under $1,000.
This includes: for the bedroom, a new bed to sleep on, a pillow on which to lay their head, bed linens, a small dresser, and a lamp; for the living area, a recliner, a small sofa or loveseat, and a television so they can stay in touch with the world; for the kitchen, cookware and kitchen utensils so they can prepare a meal, dishes, cups, flatware, and glasses, a small table and two chairs to sit and eat, and a two-slice toaster and a small coffee pot to prepare breakfast at home; for the bath, bath linens and a personal hygiene kit; and finally an apartment cleaning kit.
Given as a gift to fellow veterans in need this carefully selected furniture and household items helps transform a tiny apartment into a livable home.
The number of veterans we have served since the VFC was founded.
Cost to provide new furniture & household goods for each veteran.
Individual Arizona tax credit you may receive for contributions made to the VFC.
Why We Do It
Thanks to the Federal Government HUD-VASH program veterans are able to move from homelessness to permanent housing. But, we often find the veteran sleeping on the cold hard floor and without the necessary household items to prepare a meal or even make a cup of coffee. Left in these conditions, the veteran is highly likely to return to the street.
When we deliver new furniture and new household goods, we make their apartment into a home, giving the veteran who previously had nothing, a sense of self-worth and hope for the future.
The message is clear: someone cares, someone is offering a hand up, someone has their back. It is not a government agency or an entitlement. It is fellow veterans who believe in them and want them to successfully return to society.