About Furniture Bank

Working to end furniture poverty – one family at a time.

Our Mission

Founded in 1998, Furniture Bank is a registered charity and social enterprise which redistributes gently-used furniture and housewares from donors in the community to families and individuals experiencing furniture poverty.

Our clients include women and children leaving shelters, the formerly homeless, and newcomers and refugees to Canada.

Revenues generated through our furniture removal service, which is run as a social enterprise, funds our charitable activities as we work to end furniture poverty – one sofa and one family at a time.

Our Vision is a world in which everyone has access to a furnished home.

You can change lives

Imagine, having to sleep on a pile of clothes because you can’t afford a bed.

Imagine having to eat on the floor because you have to choose between putting ‘food on the table’ and having an actual table at which to eat.

By supporting our mission with a financial gift or an in-kind donation of furniture, you will help change the lives of thousands of individuals and families annually who experience furniture poverty.

Learn more about the families we support.

Sister Anne Schenk shares why she started Furniture Bank – and why we continue to need your support.