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Furniture storage for needy people in Bocholt

Families and citizens from Bocholt who have to get by on little money and receive support from the state can get furniture that is still in good condition for little money in Bocholt. Household goods such as washing machines, microwaves, crockery, pots and pans and more are also sold cheaply at the second-hand goods store. Clothing and toys for children can also be found there.

"Happy to be able to help"

The team of helpers includes Alfred Deinert, Leo Engenhorst, Michael Hesselmann, Stefanie Niehaus and Werner Schwung. In the furniture warehouse, they receive things, sort and clean them, prepare them, hand things out - and sometimes even give people their ear. The group puts their heart and soul into their work. Their motivation: "We are simply happy to be able to help people, especially now in difficult times.

The municipal subsidiary EWIBO supports the project. It provides rooms at Werkstraße, the former headquarters of the company. EWIBO also supports the voluntary group in the handling of the project. "As EWIBO, we have a very special responsibility for our citizens. We see ourselves as a small partner of the initiative," says EWIBO Managing Director Azra Zürn.

Start-up funding

The city of Bocholt is giving start-up funding of 40,000 euros. "Due to inflation, the refugee crisis and against the background of sustainability, this is a project that has many good aspects. We are therefore pleased that this can be implemented at such short notice with so much voluntary commitment," says Max Benda, head of the social affairs department.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I find the furniture store?

Werkstraße 19, 46395 Bocholt

When is the furniture warehouse open?

Opening hours:

  • Tuesday 10-12 h
  • Wednesday 13-15 h
  • Thursday 13-15 h
  • Saturday 10am-12pm

Who can I contact?

Mr Engenhorst: Tel. 0175 4012628
Ms Mörsig (EWIBO): Tel. 02871 217-650

How do I get furniture and household effects?

Citizens who would like to have furniture and household effects can visit the furniture store during opening hours. They must present proof that they are receiving social benefits, usually the benefit notification from the office.

In principle, the offer is for self-collection. Those who do not have the possibility to transport things themselves can get transport assistance.

What and how can I donate?

The following can be donated

  • Furniture
  • Household goods
  • Clothes
  • Toys

Items and objects must be in good condition and intact. They can be delivered during the opening hours of the furniture warehouse. Alternatively, furniture can be collected by van (contact us to make an appointment).

The initiative also accepts monetary donations (see contact addresses).

Does the furniture cost money?

Yes, a small symbolic price will be charged.

Where else can I get cheap furniture?

KARO Department Store Red Cross
Kreuzstraße 18-20
46395 Bocholt