"If you don't have a bed to sleep on, you can't be ready to learn in school. If you don't have a table to eat on or have a conversation on, you can't build those family bonds," says Steve Votaw, the CEO of the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio.
According to Steve, the Furniture Bank is a niche organization. But when the nonprofit can partner with 75 other nonprofits that can help these families, that's how they make a difference in our community. The beauty of United Way, he says, is it helps pull nonprofits all together and has that big picture view, that allows organizations like his to make a bigger impact with their dollars.