Furniture Program

IMG_9472 (1)The Furniture Program helps provide used furniture to international students and scholars who have just arrived in Madison.

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. MFIS will try to arrange furniture delivery to international students, scholars, and families, however, this service cannot be guaranteed.

When? Open Houses are held the first Saturday of the month from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., except for June, July, December and January. During Open Houses the MFIS volunteers we will help students on a first come-first service basis without appointments, which means no phone calls or emails – just come at the times below to 5501 University Ave.

The dates for 2019 are:
   Saturday, August 3 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
   Saturday August 17 – 9: 00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
   Tuesday August  20 – 9: 00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
   Thursday August 22 – 9: 00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
   Saturday August 24 – 9: 00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
   Tuesday August 27 – 9: 00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
   Saturday September 7 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
   Saturday October 4 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
   Saturday November 2 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Where? In a storage garage behind the Dale Heights Presbyterian Church at 5501 University Avenue in Madison.  Walk west on Norman Way for about 100 meters/300 feet just past the church, and look for the mailbox 5501. 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/Sunday: Route 8 [Norman Way Stop], one bus per hour.

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.donate-now_red

For more information on what you can donate, where and when to donate it, and how to get a receipt- click here.

  Please contact  This is also the email to use if you’re interested in volunteering with this program.
What if I cannot find what I need?  If MFIS does not have what you are looking for, please try the following: