Furniture & houseware donations we accept

We transfer your gently used furniture and housewares to families transitioning out of homelessness across the GTA

Click the toggles below for a list of items we accept

Dining & living room furniture

We DO accept:

  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • End tables
  • Credenzas
  • Book shelves (no taller than 6 feet)
  • Sofas & couches

We DO NOT accept:

  • Any standing units taller than 6 feet
  • Sofas longer than 7 feet
  • Sofa beds and futons longer than 6 feet

Bedroom furniture

We DO accept:

  • Dressers
  • Night tables
  • Desks (no larger than 4 feet)
  • Metal bed frames
  • Linens
  • Mattresses & box springs

We DO NOT accept:

  • Wooden bedframes
  • Desks larger than 4 feet
  • ‘L shaped’ desks

Clothing

We DO accept:

  • Clothing
  • Purses
  • Hats
  • Footwear
  • Accessories
  • Curtains
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Towels
  • Sheets
  • Linens
  • Draperies

We ask that you please pack items in regular-sized garbage bags.

Electronics & electricals

We DO accept:

  • Flat screen TVs of any size
  • Tube style TVs (screen must be no larger than 32 inches)
  • DVD/VCR Players
  • Stereos & radios
  • Electric fans and space heaters
  • Small kitchen appliances

We DO NOT accept:

  • Console TVs
  • Floor model TVs
  • Tube style TVs with a screen size larger than 32 inches
  • Power tools
  • Major appliances like stoves, fridges, dishwashers, washers & dryers

Housewares, kitchen items and home decor

We DO accept:

  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Kitchen tables
  • Cookware
  • Bakeware
  • Cutlery
  • Tableware
  • Artwork
  • Rugs (no larger than 8 x 11 feet)

We DO NOT accept:

  • Broadloom carpets
  • Rugs and carpets larger than 8 x 11 feet

Items we DO NOT accept

In addition to the exception in the toggles above, we DO NOT accept the following items:

  • Major appliances like stoves, fridges, dishwashers, washers & dryers
  • Sports & exercise equipment
  • BBQs
  • Patio furniture
  • Baby items and toys
  • Books
  • Musical instruments
  • Sewing machines
  • Window blinds & curtains
  • Mobility items (walkers, wheelchairs, bathroom assistance equipment)
  • Marble items
  • Vanities

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If in any doubt about the items below or you don’t see the item you wish to donate, please call us on 416-934-1229

When donating furniture or a houseware item to us…

Things to keep in mind when making a donation

We love getting calls to schedule a furniture pickup or dropoff but we can be a little picky about the items we accept. It’s always a good idea to give us a ring on 416-934-1229 to discuss the items in question, but here are 3 things we consider when accepting a donation.

# 1 – Is it in good condition? 

All donated furniture and houseware items MUST be in a good, useable condition. The furniture we receive or pick up will find its way into the home of one of our clients, as early as the very next day. That’s why for example we do not accept beds, mattresses and sofa sets with staining or tears.

We treat our clients with dignity and respect, and part of that is about being able to offer items that can be used as intended (and loved!) by our furniture recipients. As long as your furniture or houseware has been gently used, we’d love to have it.

# 2 – Is it a free-standing item and no larger than 6 feet?

Our clients are families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness, and in the large majority of cases, they are moving into smaller, 1 bedroom / bachelor apartments. We want to make it as easy as possible for them to move in, set up and get back on their feet, which is why we do not accept items whose dimensions are 6 feet or larger.

In a similar way, all items need to be free-standing to ensure that their delivery and set up in the client’s apartment is as quick and easy as possible.

# 3 – Is it an item we just do not accept?

Our mission is to provide our clients with the essential items of furniture needed to create a home – items like chairs, tables, sofas, cupboards, dressers and some electronics. Clients also have an allotted limit (based on a needs assessment) on the number of items they receive. For these reasons we do not accept items like exercise equipment, BBQs, musical instruments or sewing machines.

We also do not accept major appliances like stoves, fridges, washers & dryers because much of the housing options that our clients are offered already have this equipment installed.

If in any doubt, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at 416-934-1229 so we can discuss your items and direct you to other organizations who may be able to take your donation.

For a list of organizations that accept items Furniture Bank cannot accept click here.