Furniture poverty describes the crippling condition of not being able to afford items of furniture to attain a basic standard of living and dignity. It is often silent because its prevalence is hidden behind the front door.
We are all indebted to the use of furniture to live fulfilling lives – imagine:
- doing homework without a desk and chair;
- resting after a day’s work without a bed to sleep on;
- preparing a meal without the use of kitchen utensils;
- resorting to storing your clothes in garbage bags on the floor.
We believe a house is not a home without furniture. And everyone deserves the comfort, dignity and security of a furnished home. Together, we can end furniture poverty in Canada.