The spirit of giving and receiving
Tim is a unique example of an individual who actually volunteered for Furniture Bank before becoming a client. A carpenter by trade, Tim ran into battles with both drugs and alcohol that led to his son landing in foster care and Tim himself landing in a men’s shelter. Once he reached a level of sobriety when he could start rebuilding his life, Tim arrived at Furniture Bank where he was able to put his considerable skills to work, repairing furniture and providing skilled labour for the organization.
Tim amassed over 200 volunteer hours for Furniture Bank before being hired as a full-time employee. Eventually, Tim saved enough money to get a two-bedroom apartment of his own, which he naturally furnished with a wide assortment of furniture and home accessories from our collection. Weekend visits from his son soon followed and before long, Tim had full custody of his son returned to him.
Tim’s tale is a 180 degree success story and a great example of the many ways that Furniture Bank gives back to those who give to it.