Checks can be sent to Wooden It Be Lovely DAUMC:

501 S Douglas Ave

Springfield, IL 62704

Wood furniture donations (dressers, tables, chairs, desks, etc.) can be dropped off Monday-Friday (9 AM-4 PM) or Tuesday/Wednesday evenings (6-8 PM) at 501 S. Douglas (use the red door in the alley off Illinois Street). We are not able to pick up donations at this time.

We're empowering women in our community to make positive changes in their lives. Help us make a difference today. 

Currently there are twelve women, called "associates," employed at WIBL. One of our associates was living at a local shelter while working at WIBL, and was recently able to get a car and an apartment with the money she saved. Another Associate was hired a few weeks after getting out of prison. She says that she does not know where she would be without this opportunity. There are women on a waiting list to be a part of our program, and our goal is to grow so that we can help more women! We need the continued support of the community to do so. All donations; furniture, paint, supplies, time, and money make our program possible. Please consider making a donation. The women need your generosity, and all donations offer hope. Thank you. 


Being a volunteer at Wooden It Be Lovely is rewarding and fun. No experience needed! We learn from each other; everyone has gifts and talents to share. If you can't paint, there are a lot jobs that need done that don't require a paint brush. Many volunteers often feel like they are the one being blessed; working side by side with each other is a gift. Volunteers are so helpful and assist tremendously with our labor costs. Come volunteer with us--it will BE LOVELY.


Our Paint Schedule:

Tuesday: 1-5pm | Community Paint Night: 6-8pm

Wednesday: 1-5pm | Community Paint Night: 6-8pm

Thursday: 10am-2pm | Schedule a private party: 6-8pm

About our Private Paint Parties

Furniture Priming Party: Wouldn’t you like to gather your friends and paint furniture along side a WIBL Associate? The Associate will give you step by step instructions as she tells you about the program and shares her story. This party is free and it helps the program by decreasing payroll cost. When you help by painting and priming the women can get started on the finishing touches. And- it is a lot of fun! No experience needed, just a heart for helping others. (Most parties are scheduled on a Thursday evening 6pm-8pm). Call 546-4631 to schedule.

Stepping Up Party: Sometimes women just need a “STEP-UP”. How about hosting a Stepping Up Party? Gather your friends and pick a location (your house, the church, or a public place) and we will bring the step stools, paint, supplies, and an instructor. You will go home with your hand-painted step stool masterpiece. Cost is $40. The stools make great gifts. Call 546-4631 to schedule. It is so much fun!

Current Step Up parties at WIBL are September 26, October 10, and November 7 (6-8 PM). Contact Emily Miller to RSVP (


For Community Paint Night on Tuesday or Wednesday, enter through the red door off of Illinois Street. The paint studio is located upstairs. 

To schedule a private party, call 217.546.4631 or email us at