Furniture - Students/Scholars

We collect, store, and distribute gently used furniture to visiting international students and scholars when you arrive in Madison. Many of the apartments are unfurnished. You are welcome to come to our Open Houses to see what we have available for a modest cost. Although we cannot guarantee we will have what you want, please know we are dedicated to helping your stay in Madison be a wonderful experience.  Furniture is first come, first served.  It CANNOT be reserved.

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  • Where? Our location is a storage garage behind the Dale Heights Presbyterian Church at 5501 University Avenue in Madison. See a map for the location of the Furniture Storage Place.  See Madison Metro Bus Route.
  • Delivery? The student renter is responsible for transporting the furniture, but MFIS will try to arrange delivery to Madison addresses for $10 – $15 per trip. Delivery service cannot be guaranteed.
  • Due to the limited number of volunteers at this time, unfortunately we are not able to process all requests. We are trying to respond to all incoming inquiries within 5 days, but if you have not heard from us within this period, we suggest that you reach out to other organizations indicated below on this webpage. Thank you in advance
    for your understanding!
  • What if I cannot find what I need? If MFIS does not have what you are looking for try the thrift/second-hand stores in the Madison area.
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