Furniture Bank has been helping people in the Greater Toronto Area establish their homes since 1998 by enabling the transfer of gently used household furnishings from donors to individuals in need.
The organization operates a year-round furniture removal service – picking up furniture from donors and delivering items to clients transitioning out of homelessness or displacement, women and children escaping abusive situations and refugees and newcomers to Canada.
They help turn an empty space into a true home.
Recently, the charity received a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation which will be used to formalize the charity’s latest furniture workshop program. Working with volunteer and paid instructors, the program will train participants from Furniture Bank’s Leg Up employment program in the art of furniture repair, upholstery and woodworking.
In addition to giving participants an opportunity to learn additional skills, the furniture workshop will soon enable Furniture Bank to provide a repair service to damaged items of furniture, allowing the charity to redistribute even more furniture to its clients. Since 1998, Furniture Bank has diverted over 11,000 tonnes of used furniture from landfills and into the homes of individuals transitioning out of homelessness and displacement!
Call Furniture Bank to find out when you can bring your items to their facility in Etobicoke or schedule a pick-up. Either way, you will be making a huge difference to someone you don’t even know and… that’s a very good thing!
Visit furniturebank.org for more information.