Furniture Bank Fete Opens Doors for Families, Ensures No Kids Have to Sleep on the Floor

Furniture Bank Fete Opens Doors for Families, Ensures No Kids Have to Sleep on the Floor

Aamir Maniar, Aniq Ahmed, Sabeen Pirzada, Leena Shah, Schehzad Shah

A HOUSTON ORGANIZATION has been providing families with basic necessities in the form of furniture for more than 30 years. This summer, supporters of the Houston Furniture Bank gathered at River Oaks Country Club to raise awareness and funds to provide beds to children who otherwise have to sleep on the floor.


Founder Jodie Hoffer of Hoffer Furniture has helped thousands of families over the decades, thanks to fellow family-run businesses including Finger Furniture and Star Furniture. All were honored at the evening function, which was emceed by Khambrel Marshall.

A "giving tree" was stocked with surprise items for purchase, and a silent auction touted exclusive wine lots, among other fine prizes. In all, the No Kids on the Floor event raised more than $275,000 to purchase beds for youth.

Steve Finger, Karen and Murry Penner

Tom and Carol Sawyer

Audrey Davis, Phillip Davis, Adele Bentsen

Scott and Gayle Hoffer

Catherine Wile, Randy Wile, Ellen Robinson, Cindy Ward

Samantha Hoffer, Ryan Bonnet

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Dexter and Chelsea McCoy

Phil and Colleen Smith

Francie Wilis and Bernie Falco

Oli Mohammed, Selina Rahman

Janice and Charlie Hall

Mike and Fancie Willis

Karen Cress, Laura Bradshaw

Michele and Youval Meicler

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