Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
At Ohio Basement Authority, we like to return the blessings we’ve been given by volunteering to help others. For our most recent give-back, we volunteered at the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio. The Furniture Bank provides furniture to central Ohio families and individuals struggling with poverty and other difficulties. The furniture they provide is either donated or built by volunteers out of pre-cut wood and hardware. We participated in the building aspect of the organization. This was a great way to get involved in the community and bond with our co-workers.
As many of us had never built furniture before, the 33-step instructions presented us with a challenge. We split into groups of two or three, grabbed our supplies, and set out on our dresser-building maiden voyage. This wasn’t just any dresser, either, it had multiple doors and sliding shelves that, if built correctly, would provide the potential owner with lots of storage and an aesthetically pleasing addition to their living space. I wanted one of these dressers too!
This truly was a bonding experience because, even though Holly and I were working together, we collaborated with other teams to figure out how to assemble the dresser correctly and efficiently.
At the end of three hours, we completed five dressers for the Furniture Bank. I hope these pieces will provide Columbus families with the storage they need to complete their home décor.