Your Used Furniture Will Change a Life
Furniture Banks are registered charities, not-for-profit organizations, or social enterprises designed to provide gently used household furnishings to individuals and families in need, at little or no cost. The movement, which originated in the United States, is now firmly established and continuing to gain momentum in Canada. The basic model involves gently used furniture being donated by people who no longer use it, and transferred to those who are struggling financially to furnish their own homes.
It’s a cycle of giving and helping, providing the most vulnerable individuals in society the means to create a true home.
They work in partnership with over 80 community agencies and shelters to assist individuals who require furniture and household goods for their homes. All items selected by their clients are provided to them free of charge. Their partner agencies play a critical role by helping to screen potential furniture recipients. This helps them focus on our commitment to ensuring those who transition out of homelessness are given the best possible chance to succeed in life. Tax receipts are available for the value of furniture donated.
It’s a win-win! Pickups are available for a fee.
– Chip Barkel, MCNE, SRES, Toronto Real Estate. Extraordinary Service. Top Results.