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 director@mustardseedfortwayne.com or by calling 260-471-5802 x100.  

The Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne, Inc. has been recipient of the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) Tax Credits through the State of Indiana. This program allows you to make a donation to our agency, complete a few simple forms, and receive 50% of your donation in tax credits on your Indiana Tax Return; and also take your IRS deduction if applicable. To inquire, please contact our Executive Director at director@mustardseedfortwayne.com 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. 

FINANCIAL DONATION FORM

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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.  

 Covid Protocol 

Due to the pandemic, we have implemented some safety precautions for our staff, volunteers, and donors including: 

  • No contact drop-off of your donation: 
    • Donations can be taken to the rear of our building
    • Dial the number listed on the yellow signboard 
    • A staff member will answer, ask you a couple of questions, and direct you to the appropriate door 
  • We provide donation slips for tax preparation purposes at the time of donating 
  • Whether you donate at our facility or through your home or business, please know that our staff will be masked and gloved. We work to keep social-distancing and appreciate the consideration of your safety and ours! 

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

  •  3636 Illinois Road 
  • Fort Wayne, IN 46804

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

We do pick up large furniture items complimentary in Allen and Dekalb counties. Due to the pandemic, we are asking that donations be placed in a garage or outdoors (weather permitting).   

 To learn more about scheduling a pick-up, please contact us by phone at 260-471-5802 or by e-mail to:  donations@mustardseedfortwayne.com 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 Couches/Sofas and/or Loveseats
    • Living Room Style Chairs – Stationary, Recliners and/or Rockers
    • End, Coffee or Sofa Tables
    • Lamps – Table or Floor Styles
    • 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 Shelves – Less Than 6’ Tall
    • Kitchen or Dining Tables & Chairs 
  •  Basic Kitchenware:
    • Countertop Appliances:
      • Crock pots, 8-12 cup Coffee Makers, Electric Can Openers, Hand MixersToasters, 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 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 Towels – Bath, 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) Sofas, Loveseats and/or Sectionals 
  • Entertainment Centers 
  • TV/Microwave Stands 
  • Entertainment Electronics – Including TVComputers, 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, EquipmentDécor & Tools 
  • Loft Beds and Captains Bed (Bed With Storage Drawers Underneath) 
  • 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, Macy’s Wal-Mart 
  • 3M Brand 3” Clear Plastic Box Tape 
  • 3/4” Blue or Green Painter’s Tape