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In just eight months, three recent graduates of the Chicago Furniture Bank have shattered their first-year goals. The new nonprofit, which provides furniture for homeless families, hoped to service 400 families in their first year and have reached 600 with four months to go.
Griffin Amdur, James McPhail, and Andrew Witherspoon founded the Chicago Furniture Bank after Amdur spoke to his family about antique china. The three young friends met at the University of Pennsylvania and, in May 2018, were granted one of the school’s $100,000 President’s Engagement Prizes to make their idea a reality.
McPhail told The North Star that the organization aims to provide “comfort and dignity” to clients, who typically find themselves without furniture at new homes after being homeless. The Chicago Furniture Bank has grown exponentially over the past year.
In less than twelve months, the company has gone…
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