|Address:||1980 NW 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, USA|
|Working:||9AM–6PM 9AM–6PM 9AM–6PM 9AM–6PM 9AM–6PM 9AM–6PM Closed|
I have never dealt with such a disorganized charitable organization. I had called two weeks prior to the date I wanted pickup. I requested a morning pick up since my father recently died and we had paper work to sign for the closing of his house. I was this couldnt be promised but they would try. When I called the day before, I was told the pick up schedule was between 3-5, so all else regarding the signing had to be rearranged. My husband and I arrived at my fathers house a little before 3. At 4 I called to see what the status is. The message (which I had heard two or three times before on different days) said, "We are currently experiencing high call volume…if youd like to remain on the line, press 1". I pressed 1 and got the same message. This occured 4 times….you COULDNT remain on the line. So, I called back and pressed rwo to have a call returned. The bottom line is, I never got through and my husband waited at my fathers house for over 3 hours. I did get a call saying the driver was 25 minutes away and I had the phone glued to my side. No one called. I left 3 messages on the office phone (after hours). We finally left about 6:15 and they never showed up. On Saturday I did receive a a call back from Nicole saying that the driver showed up and couldnt get through to me and the phone was disconnected. My fathers phone which was listed at the gate had been disconnected, but not mine They also had my husbands phone #. Neither of us got a call. I was then told that they would try to arrange for a pick up on Sat.; however I had to check with the neighbor to see if he would be home since I couldnt get there (I live about 40 minutes away). When Nicole called back, now it was scheduled for first thing Monday.(which was not part of the arrangement) The problem is that the house has sold and the furniture needs to be out. In the interim, I recieved two e-mails; one stating they were coming yesterday-June 20th (and they didnt) and one stating that they are coming Monday. (this happened before Nicole called me back to see if the neighbor would be home). This was done without my agreement or before I checked to see if it was workable. I have no faith in Faith farms and therefore will be paying our handyman to come and take everything to the dump. I was trying to be philantropic and give these wonderful items to what I thought would be a good cause. I am so underwhelmed and unimpressed with all the interactions I have add. Ironically, as I am writing this, Nicole called….over an hour after she said she would. Every interaction with Faith Farms has been frustrating, unproductive and a waste of time. I will never use nor reccommend Faith Farms to anyone I know.
You know, Ive read a lot of sour grapes on here from people being helped that wanted MORE and people that didnt get the best service from a place where there ARE NO PROFESSIONALS!!! I get that you are considering yourselves doing something good however lets also look at the fact that their doing something for you too! The lady whose dad died, you werent looking to move that stuff yourself were you? The added benefit did fall in favor of Faith Farm however ask yourself what your real motive was, .. The lady who was "given" free furniture and free delivery, and then had the expectation that she should have it again, do you know how many people are reading that and thinking how blessed you were from the start? Do you care? Do you know how blessed you were? The guy that got booted, what did you do to get booted? We both know that any program has rules and when you break them there are consequences just like any other real life scenario. So be honest, what really happened and what was really going on that they didnt feel that it was appropriate to associate with you any longer. What did you say to them that made them feel the risk was no longer worth taking, ... Faith Farms is a ministry made up of people and any ministry made up of people is already imperfect. There is nothing of this earth that IS perfect. When I deal with any people I always check my motives and have no expectations. All I can do is pray for the experience to come to fruition with outcome I originally sought. Faith Farms Ministries does well with what it has to work with, for many of the paid employees they have been there for double digit years and the men they take in are very fragile in their personalities; as they discover themselves clean. Thanks Faith Farm
I am a third generation Faith Farm shopper as I have shopped there with my grandmother, my mother and now with my daughter (4th gen). This is my go-to thrift store and charitable organization for several reasons. First of all, Faith Farm is a ministry. Through this ministry, countless men and women have overcome various addictions. Students in the program come from ALL walks of life and from ALL over the country. They arent all homeless as mentioned in a previous post. Some have/had professional careers. They also have chosen to be part of the program. They were not mandated to be there. Having had countless conversations with both men and women who are currently in or who have graduated from the program, I can attest to its effectiveness in not only delivering them from addiction, but helping them have a closer relationship to Christ. For those reasons, I have and will continue to shop and donate to Faith Farm. The work they have committed to doing for decades has transformed the lives of so many people. I feel good knowing my purchases and donations help play a small part in transforming lives. In fact, Im headed there now to make another donation. Oh, and for the record.....Ive never had a negative experience with any students or staff there. I treat everyone there respectfully and in turn I am treated respectfully.
Faith farm is the granddaddy of thrift stores in the FtL area. they have been here for years and serve the community on multiple fronts. As can be surmised the store is affiliated with a church, in this case Faith Farm. Faith Farm is a residential alcohol and drug treatment center and the Faith Farm thrift store provides the work component for the residents. The store is actually 3 (or 4) different stores depending on what you are looking for. Adjacent to the parking lot is the large outdoor used furniture area, where you can find all sorts of great deals on used furniture - some used more than others. On a side note, they pick up donations. Across the lot is the NEW furniture section, which is laid out like your typical furniture store. Upstairs is like a garage sale, with lots and lots of bric a brac, clothes, books and outdated electronics (some are actually kinda fun to play with). If you like to read they have lots of books, hardbacks for $1. I found parts of a series Ive been collecting. All in all its a great store, if you are open to digging around and maybe taking something that you didnt plan on.