Providing of peace of mind
Erhuvwu is the kind of story we sadly see far too much of at Furniture Bank: individuals overcoming persecution and abuse in their homeland, and finding refuge in Toronto. YMCA’s 1st Woodlawn Shelter and Furniture Bank came to Erhuvwu’s aid when she needed help the most, finding this courageous young lady a one bedroom apartment and a full range of furnishings to fill it with.
A key item Erhuvwu requested was an ironing board, so she could present herself in a professional manner as she worked towards career goals in customer service. The efforts paid off and Erhuvwu soon found herself upgrading her education at an adult learning centre, and finding a level of security and dignity she had never known before.
This is a testament to the impact just a few key essentials can have in fuelling the full turnaround of a life.