APEDF is organizing to open Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles stores throughout the world, build African economic and cultural marketplaces and create spin-off businesses and services. These all contribute to community commerce and African economic self-reliance which can feed, clothe, house and employ our people.
While black communities across the U.S. experience growing poverty, unemployment, incarceration and repression, Uhuru Furniture is building African self-reliance and creativity to build a positive future by and for the African community. Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles stores provide employment, build leadership and develop skills in marketing, promotions, graphics, merchandising and business development.
Fast, Free Donation PickupsUhuru Furniture & Collectibles has always provided free and fast pickups of gently used furniture and houseware donations from community supporters. Call or email us to send photos and schedule a pickup.
- Tax-deductible receipt provided
- Pickups throughout the area with a one-hour window
- Pickup usually scheduled within just a few days
Volunteer Opportunities DailyEveryone is welcome! Join our Uhuru N2U Volunteer Brigade to complete service hours, meet new people, learn new skills and make a difference! You can sort and price donations, help with promotions and outreach, graphics, sales, and more. Internships and group opportunities are available. We hold weekly Volunteer Orientations at each store.
Don’t miss our annual volunteer mobilization for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in January! With a program on the history of the civil rights and black power movements, you can be part of continuing the legacy of working for freedom for African people.
About Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles
Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles has operated in the interest of African working class community for self-determination in Oakland, California since 1988 and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 1994.
Growing from a vending booth at the Oakland Ashby Flea Market in the 1980s, Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles has developed into two dynamic institutions driven by African self-determination!
With our mission and our excellent team of staff and volunteers ready to assist customers, Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles consistently wins community awards and attracts thousands of shoppers, donors and volunteers. We’re 100% green, sustainable and recycled!
Everything You Need for Your HomeWe make top quality used furniture and home décor affordable and accessible for all! Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles has great selection, excellent prices, new furniture daily, and delivery options. Make your place comfortable and beautiful with sofas, dining tables and chairs, desks, dressers, kitchenware, rugs, trunks, lamps, pillows, jewelry, collectibles, art, and more.
Our newest line is NZO African Styles at Home and Abroad, beautiful hand painted African style furniture, pillows and accessories. Uhuru Furniture is a proud distributor of Fusion Paint, perfect for DIY projects.
Uhuru Furniture is the home of the Bargain Buy, furniture discounted for quick sale starting at $5 and up. We also have a The Vintage line!
Oakland Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles has been named East Bay Express’ “Best of the East Bay” for 7 years in a row and named Oakland Magazine’s “Best of Oakland” for 3 years in a row! We expanded the store in 2015, doubling our space to better display our sofas, dining tables and chairs, desks, dressers, small appliances, rugs, trunks, lamps, pillows, collectibles, art and more. The bigger space also means more employment opportunities for the community and more N2U Uhuru Volunteer Brigade ongoing volunteer and internship opportunities.
Location and Contact3742 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610
Tuesday through Sunday 11am - 6pm
Fast, Free Donation Pick Ups in SF Bay AreaClick here for more info on how to set up a donation.
Six days a week, in convenient 1 hour window appointments.
Tax-deductible receipts provided.
Oakland Volunteer Orientations and OpportunitiesUhuru N2U Volunteer Orientations every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the store, 3742 Grand Ave., Oakland
Click here for more info
Oakland Special EventsJanuary: Annual volunteer mobilization for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
April: Annual Uhuru Health Festival at the Uhuru House, 7911 MacArthur Blvd. in East Oakland
After 20 years at our small Center City location, Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles moved to our current location with two floors and four times the space to better display our ever changing inventory of top quality, reasonably priced, gently used furniture and home decor. We now have a loading zone and available parking, along with more employment opportunities for the community and space for community special events and the N2U Uhuru Volunteer Brigade.
Our newest line is NZO (link to the NZO page) African Styles at Home and Abroad, beautiful hand painted African style furniture, pillows and accessories. Uhuru Furniture is the home of the Bargain Buy, furniture discounted for quick sale starting at $5 and up. We arrange same day or next day reasonably priced delivery.
Location and Contact
Address: 832 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: (215) 546-9616
Blog address: www.uhurufurniturephilly.blogspot.com
Philadelphia HoursTuesday-Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm. Closed Monday.
Fast, Free Donation Pick Ups in Philadelphia region
Click here for more info on how to set up a donation.
Six days a week, in conv convenient 1 hour window appointments.
Philadelphia Volunteer Orientations and OpportunitiesUhuru N2U Volunteer Orientations every Thursday from 5- 6pm at the store,
Click here for more info
Philadelphia Special eventsJanuary: Annual volunteer mobilization for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
April – October: Uhuru Flea Market / One Africa! One Nation! Marketplaces Monthly markets in Clark Park, 43rd& Chester, West Philadelphia Vendors and Volunteers Needed
April: Annual APEDF Health Festival at the Uhuru Flea Market
October: Annual APEDF Book Fair at the Uhuru Flea Market