About Us

First Nesters works with Hillsborough County to identify young people aging out of the county care system who are trying to set up a home for themselves for the first time. We collect new and lightly used furnishings in order to help them set up a comfortable first home. We meet with the recipient to understand his/her personal tastes and needs, measure and note space limitations, and determine what is needed to fit the area. We will deliver and set up furnishings, working with the recipients to help create a nest that feels like home. And finally, we say a prayer of blessing for the recipients as they settle into their new home.

Our mission is to provide each individual needing assistance with essential furnishings, along with a few extra items, to help them make their first home theirs.

First Nesters started in April 2011 when Bayshore Baptist answered the call to assist a young woman who needed a home furnished for her as she aged out of the county care system. This situation made these individuals aware of a need that they never knew existed and the First Nesters group began.

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