Furniture Program (Students)
The Furniture Program helps international students and scholars who have just arrived in Madison and need furniture.
What? Donated, used, and discarded furniture are collected by the program and distributed to international students and visitors at Madison colleges. Furniture is first come, first served. It cannot be reserved.
Cost? Prices range from $5 to $50. A one-time service charge applies, which is not refundable. The service charge depends primarily on how big the item is and how difficult it is to move. You may keep the furniture as long as you are enrolled at UW or MATC. Upon leaving Madison, please return the furniture and contact the people above. There is no charge for returning the furniture.
Items MAY include:
- Beds [single box spring, mattress: $10 each, double $15, queen $20; Complete twin $20, full/double or futon: $30, Queen: $40]
- Desks [$25]
- Chairs [wheeled - $10, non-wheeled - $5]
- Coffee Pots
- Microwave Ovens
- Vacuum Cleaners
- Kitchen Utensils [Free]
- Bed Sheets [Free]
Where? In a storage garage behind the Dale Heights Presbyterian Church at 5501 University Avenue in Madison. Walk west on Norman Way for about 60 meters/200 feet just past the church. See a map for the location of the Furniture Storage Place.
Madison Metro Bus Route:
Monday – Friday: Middleton Routes 70, 71, 72, 74 [Norman Way Stop]
Saturday: Route 8 [Norman Way Stop]
When? Open Houses, no appointment needed:
- Saturday, November 7, 2015 [11:30am-12:30pm]
- Saturday, February, 6, 2016 [11:30am-12:30pm]
- Saturday, March 5, 2016 [11:30am-12:30pm]
- Saturday, April 2, 2016 [11:30am-12:30pm]
- Saturday, May 7, 2016 [11:30am-12:30pm]
Delivery? The student renter is responsible for transporting the furniture, but MFIS will try to arrange delivery to Madison addresses for $10 - $15.
Interested? If you need furniture, please fill out this form and we will get in contact with you.
“form” should link to:
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-263-4010.
What if I can't find what I need? If MFIS does not have what you are looking for, please try these stores:
- Boomerangs Resale Store: 1133 N. Sherman Avenue; http://www.boomerangsresale.org/
- St. Vincent De Paul: https://svdpmadison.wordpress.com/thrift-stores/used-furniture/
- Agrace Thrift Store: http://www.agrace.org/thriftstore/store-hours.html
- Goodwill: http://goodwillscwi.org/
- Craigslist: http://madison.craigslist.org/