This fall ushers in an opportunity for the entire family to enjoy a night of fun while supporting a worthy cause.

The Drive-in Movie Night to benefit the Furniture Bank sponsored by PNC Bank and the United Way for Southeastern Michigan starts at 6 p.m., Oct. 28 at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights.

The feature film is “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Rated PG-13).

Tickets are $60 per vehicle and the screening is limited to 150 vehicles.

There are also sponsorship opportunities still available.

“Join Community Housing Network and the Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan for a family-friendly event as we work together towards one goal, to raise funds to continue the important work we do in our community and help create a sense of home for the people we serve,” said Lisa Fuhur, one of the event organizers.

Every year the Furniture Bank collects large quantities of furniture including cribs and toddler beds, kitchen tables and chairs, sofas, desks and other items that go into a home. Among those who are served by the Furniture Bank:

* Children

* Newborns and Infants

* Victims of domestic violence

* Families transitioning from homelessness

* Victims of fire and foreclosure

* Those with disabilities and medical emergencies

* Those receiving mental health services

* Foster parents

All of the gently used items collected are housed in the Furniture Bank, which offers them to people in need. As a result, thousands of local children are given a bed to sleep on and families a table around which they can gather for a meal.

To purchase tickets visit communityhousingnetwork.org/drive-in-movie-night-fundra

For sponsorship opportunities or further information: call Fuhr at 248-824-7313 or Barb Rogers at 248-321-0537; email [email protected] or [email protected] or visit communityhousingnetwork.org

Donating furniture

There are several ways to donate furniture for individuals and families in need. One way is through the Furniture for Families program, with items going directly to those in need. The Furniture Bank also has Premium Pickup Services starting at $75 so donors can easily and affordably remove furniture they no longer need, while supporting vulnerable families in their community.

The Furniture Bank also offers free pickup for select items that are placed on the porch or in the garage.

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