A Self-Sustaining Business for Employment Training
Furnish is a nonprofit store where you can find great deals on an ever-changing selection of used and new office and home furnishings. Your purchases support on-site job training for our trainee employees. We have one of the largest selections of used office furniture in the Twin Cities. Shopping for used office and home furnishings at Furnish keeps them in service and out of the landfill.
Furnish is an employment training program of nonprofit PPL (Project for Pride in Living). The name of the store was changed from PPL SHOP to Furnish in March 2010. We changed to a name that better describes what we’re selling.
The store opened in 1988 as an on-site paid job training program for adults with major support from Honeywell and General Mills. Our program offers retail and warehouse work experience for adults who have not held steady employment. A six month program focusing on good attendance, a positive attitude, getting along well with others and a strong work ethic prepares trainee employees for a full-time mainstream job. Program graduates receive assistance in job placement and retention services.
Furnish receives donated merchandise from local corporations, companies and individuals. We also purchase closeouts, returns and overstock merchandise.
Helping People Help Themselves
Founded in 1972, PPL is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization working with lower-income individuals and families throughout the Twin Cities metro area to achieve greater self-sufficiency through housing, employment training, support services and education. Learn more about PPL on their website.