(MANHATTAN, KANSAS June 15, 2018) – The tenth annual Furniture Amnesty Day will take place in Manhattan at City Park on Friday, July 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event provides a chance for Manhattan residents to donate their used furniture to people who can make good use of it.
"We encourage people to use this program to dispose of unwanted furniture," said Brad Claussen, Assistant Chief with the Manhattan Fire Department. "If you leave it on the curb, your trash company may not pick it up, and it can become a nuisance. By donating, you’re helping keep the City clean, promoting sustainability, and helping your neighbors."
Furniture donations can be made in one of two ways. Items may be dropped off at City Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Baker Field parking lot in City Park on the day of the event, July 27. Residents living within Manhattan City limits can also request pick-up of their donations. An online request form is available at www.CityofMHK.com/furniture, or residents can call the City Manager’s Office at 785-587-2404 to request pick-up. The deadline to sign up for donation pick-up is Wednesday June 25th at 5 pm.
Acceptable donations include: sofas, couches, desks, recliners, lamps, end tables, dressers, headboards, chairs, and kitchen tables.
Donations that will not be accepted include: dishwashers, pianos, grills, refrigerators, televisions, computers, and other electronics.
To select furniture items, residents may sign up beginning at 8 a.m. on July 27 at City Park. No additional paperwork is necessary. Furniture selection will begin at 11 a.m. and last until 4 p.m. Furniture pickup will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If furniture remains after 4:00 p.m., it will be open to the general public for one hour, then disposed of after 5pm. All participants are responsible for taking their items home. If donated furniture selected by participants is left on the premises after 4 p.m., it will be disposed of.
The City of Manhattan, Staley School of Leadership Studies, HandsOn K-State and Konza United Way sponsor this annual event. For more information, visit www.CityofMHK.com/Furniture or call 785-587-2404.
Event Flyer (PDF)
Volunteers at 2017 FAD event (jpeg)
People signing up to select furniture at 2017 FAD event (jpeg)
People picking out furniture at 2017 FAD event (jpeg)