Material Donations
Financial Donations

Financial Donations

The Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne, Inc. is an independent nonprofit agency. We do not receive any ongoing government support nor are we an United Way sponsored agency. Financial gifts are the lifeline to our mission.

Financial gifts can provide support to:

  • Beds4Kids
  • Mission/General Operation
  • Agency’s Discretion

Ways to contribute:

  • Cash donations are accepted during regular business hours
  • Checks can be made payable to the: Mustard Seed Furniture Bank
  • Stock, please contact our office directly

Mailed or brought to:

  • 3636 Illinois Road
  • Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Please include your preference in how you would like your donation used

The Mustard Seed Furniture Bank accepts financial donations in honor or memory of someone in your life. The agency is happy to provide an acknowledgment as well.

If you are preparing your will or would like to learn more about Planned Giving with the Mustard Seed, we invite you to contact our Executive Director at or by calling 260-471-5802 x100.

The Mustard Seed Furniture Bank has an endowment with the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne (CFGFW). To donate, please contact the CFGFW directly at 260-426-4083.



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Material Donations

The Mustard Seed Furniture Bank accepts gently-used furniture, linens, and kitchenware that are clean, in working order, and free of any rips, tears, stains, animal hair, and cigarette burns.

  • We provide donation slips for tax preparation purposes at the time of donating

You are welcome to bring your material donations to the rear of our facility at:

  • 3636 Illinois Road
  • Fort Wayne, IN 46804

During regular business hours – Monday – Friday from 10 am – 4 pm

Please press the donations button by the door.

We do pick up large furniture items complimentary in Allen and Dekalb counties. We are asking that donations be placed in a garage.

To learn more about scheduling a pick-up, please contact us by phone at 260-471-5802 or by e-mail to: or completing the “Contact Us” details on this website.

The staff of the Mustard Seed reserves the right to decline items.

Items We Accept:

  • Furniture Items:
    • Basic Sectionals/Couches/Sofas and/or Loveseats – with no reclining sleepers
    • Living Room Style Chairs – Stationary, Recliners, and/or Rockers
    • End, Coffee or Sofa Tables
    • Lamps – Table or Floor Styles
    • Kitchen or Dining Tables & Chairs
    • Complete – Basic-Style Bedframes
    • Complete Twin over Twin Bunkbeds
    • Box Springs/Foundations and/or Mattresses – Twin, Full, Queen and/or King
    • Night Stands
    • Dressers and/or Chest of Drawers
    • Wood ShelvesLess Than 6’ Tall
  • Basic Kitchenware:
    • Countertop Appliances:
      • Crock pots, 8-12 cup Coffee Makers, Electric Can Openers, Hand Mixers, Toasters, Blenders and Mixers
    • Dinnerware:
      • Dinner Plates, Salad Plates, Saucers, Bowls, Coffee Cups
  • Glass & Plastic Glasses – Large, Medium & Small
  • Basic Cooking/Kitchen Utensils
  • Silverware
  • Pitchers
  • Plastic Food Storage Containers
  • Mixing/Serving Bowls
  • Casserole Dishes – With or Without Lids
  • Basic Bakeware:
    • Round Cake and Pie Pans, Muffin/Cupcake Tins, 13”x9” or 9”x9” and/or 8”x8”, Cookie Sheets
    • Pots, Pans & Skillets – With and/or Without Lids
  • Linens:
    • Bed Size Sheet Sets and/or Blankets– Twin, Full, Queen and/or King
    • Bath TowelsBath, Hand and Wash Cloths
    • Kitchen Linens – Kitchen Towels, Dish Cloths, Potholders/Mitts
  • NEW Bed-Size Pillows
  • Wall Pictures and Knick-Knacks

Items We DO NOT Accept:

  • Reclining (Personal & Electronic) or with sleepers Sofas, Loveseats and/or Sectionals
  • Entertainment Centers
  • Loft Beds and Captains Bed (Bed With Storage Drawers Underneath)
  • TV/Microwave Stands
  • Entertainment Electronics – Including TV, Computers, and VCR/DVD Players
  • Medical Items & Supplies
  • Musical Instruments – Including Pianos and Organs
  • Incomplete/Broken Items
  • Toys and/or Stuffed Animals
  • Clothing
  • Baby Items
  • Outdoor Patio Furniture, Equipment, Décor & Tools
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Holiday Items
  • Any Major Appliances

Listed below are some ongoing supply items that are used daily at the Mustard Seed:

  • Reams of 8 ½ x 11” white copy paper
  • Forever Stamps
  • Paper Towels
  • 4” and/or 8” Plastic Wire Ties
  • Gift Cards to: Lassus, Wal-Mart
  • 3M Brand 3” Clear Plastic Box Tape
  • 3/4” Blue or Green Painter’s Tape