Furniture - Volunteers

The MFIS Furniture program is a volunteer-run garage. We collect, store, and distribute gently used furniture to visiting international students when they arrive in Madison. Our program provides them with essentials such as a bed, desk, chair and other items at a nominal cost. Students tell us they are so grateful for this invaluable service.

On those Saturdays when we are open we require two volunteers from 10am to 1pm who are willing to man the garage and assist students with their purchases.  Volunteers are NOT obligated nor expected to assist with lifting of heavy furniture.  If you are willing to assist on any future Saturdays please contact our furniture coordinator at the email below.  Thank you.

To register to drop off donations, click here

To help with the furniture program, click here

Questions? email


Where? Our location is a storage garage behind the Dale Heights Presbyterian Church at 5501 University Avenue in Madison.

When?  When we are open again and selling furniture we will need volunteers on most Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Students must make an appointment prior to visiting by emailing us at in order to visit.

Delivery? We are currently unable to deliver furniture. Students are responsible for transporting their own furniture.

Payment? We currently accept only cash or check for furniture payment.

Other resources for furniture in the Madison area? If MFIS does not have what a student is seeking, volunteers may recommend the following thrift stores:

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