Introducing BKIND: Baltimore Kids in Need of Desks

Desks bring kids to new

BKIND Campaign Update

As of September 2020, we have delivered more than 300 free desks to families in the Baltimore area. We currently have over 1000 additional requests from families in need.

If you have seen mention of our campaign online or on WMAR-2 News Baltimore and would like to donate funds (preferred) or a desk, please note the following: Due to the nature of our clients and our experience with their needs we cannot at this time accept office-type desks. We are specifically seeking dormitory, bedroom, and children's type desks only. If you have one (or more) desks and wish to donate it, please email with the following information:

1) a photo of the desk (if this isn't possible, a description of the desk with any damage or issues it may have)
2) desk dimensions and whether it includes a chair
3) your zip code (not your full address)

We'll contact you with the next steps as soon as we are able to. Our volume of desk requests and offers is massive and we are trying to stay on top of it with a very busy volunteer team. We are very grateful for the interest and generosity and will get to you as soon as possible, Please also be aware that we are in the process of moving to a new larger location and will have more information on that soon. Financial support is ALWAYS welcome as we need to absorb new rent and transportation costs as we relocate. Thank you!

Reports have indicated that dedicated study spaces improve children’s overall school performance, empower their learning and fuel their dreams for a better future. With this in mind, the Baltimore Furniture Bank is initiating its BKIND (Baltimore Kids in Need of Desks) campaign to deliver free student desks and chairs to kids in need in Baltimore City.

We have the desks and the chairs, but we need your support to rent the trucks and pay the crew. We will hire a crew of people who have employment barriers, including those experiencing homelessness, to assist us with the deliveries. Each crew member will be paid a minimum wage of $15 per hour.

Our GoFundMe Goals

During the COVID-19 pandemic and with schools switching to distance learning, area low income kids desperately need desks and chairs to create dedicated study spaces to enhance and enrich their “at home” virtual learning experience.  

To fulfill this need, the Baltimore Furniture Bank has launched its BKIND Campaign (Baltimore Kids in Need of Desks). We need your help covering our delivery expenses (truck rental, gas and salaries for delivery staff).   A $15 donation will deliver a desk and chair to a child in need. 

Support Baltimore City students’ education and help them pave their way to a brighter future.

The Baltimore Furniture Bank collects gently used furniture from universities, businesses and the public to distribute, free of charge, to people in need. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization through our fiscal partner, Fusion Partnerships. Your contributions may be 100% tax deductible. Tax receipts are available upon request.

Clicking below will redirect you to our GoFundMe page where you’re able to contribute to our BKIND Campaign.

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