FORT WAYNE, IN (June 15, 2020) – The Fort Wayne Habitat Restore has joined forces with Mustard Seed Furniture Bank, St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, and the Franciscan Center Thrift Store to organize a Community Collection Day this Saturday, June 20 from 8am-Noon. Donations will be accepted in the back lot of the Mustard Seed Furniture Bank located at 3636 Illinois Road, Fort Wayne.

“Our hope in creating this event is to show our community we are here for them in challenging times,” explained Mara Kessler, ReStore Business Development Manager. “This event offers good news in the form of fellowship between area organizations who are still creating lasting change in the greater Fort Wayne community.”

Items accepted during the Community Collection Day include everything from clothing, bed linens, and knick-knacks to furniture, building materials, and appliances. The organizations ask that all donated items be clean, in working order, and free of rips, tears, stains, animal hair, and cigarette burns. If possible, please separate donations with like items and label bags and boxes for easy distribution among the participating non-profit agencies.

WHAT: Community Collection Day

WHEN: Saturday, June 20, 2020  | 8am – Noon

WHERE: Mustard Seed Furniture Bank, 3636 Illinois Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

DETAILS: The Habitat ReStore has partnered with Mustard Seed Furniture Bank, Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, and the Franciscan Center Thrift Store to organize a Community Collection Day providing an easy place to drop off unwanted items to help benefit the Fort Wayne Community.

Community Collection Day — Items Accepted

Please note the following items will not be accepted: chemicals, desks, paint, pianos, entertainment centers, home entertainment electronics, tires. For more information on how you can dispose of hazardous waste visit the Allen County Dept. of Environmental Management.


About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne is a nonprofit, non-denominational Christian housing ministry uniting volunteers and local investors with qualified families to provide the opportunity of affordable homeownership in Allen, Huntington, and Wells counties. The result of a merger between Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity, Huntington & Wells county in 2017, Greater Fort Wayne Habitat has provided sustainable homeownership to more than 244 families in the region in the past 33 years. The sales from the Habitat ReStore in Fort Wayne directly support the cost of building homes for our partner families. Visit for more information on services and locations.

About Mustard Seed Furniture Bank
Since 2002, the Mustard Seed Furniture Bank has accepted basic household furniture, linens and kitchenware.  These items are then provided to families and individuals who have experienced a catastrophic situation and are referred in to the agency for assistance. Visit to learn more.

About Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
The Fort Wayne St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store is Fort Wayne’s “Help Store” where those in immediate need can get on the spot walk-in help with free clothing and toiletries and get furniture and household items at no charge through our Conference voucher program.  Our goal is to treat all with Dignity and Respect following our Mission Statement of: “Serving Christ’s needy with dignity and respect by seeing that their fundamental needs are met”. Visit to learn more.

About Franciscan Center Thrift Store
Proceeds from the Franciscan Center Thrift Store benefit the center’s ministries, which operate a food bank and provide sack lunches and personal hygiene and medicine cabinet items for those in need. All donations stay local to help local families — 40 to 50 percent of the center’s income comes through sales of donated items. Visit to learn more.