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What is excess inventory? Excess inventory refers to a surplus of goods or products that surpasses the current demand or anticipated sales, leading to an imbalance in supply and demand. Navigating the challenges of surplus...

Let's uncover the truth about how social enterprises, such as Furniture Bank, operate. Contrary to misconceptions, we're not conventional businesses. Our services aren't free, and we're not solely run by volunteers. Explore our unique model...

Creating Circular Economy The relationship between IKEA and Furniture Bank started with a meeting between Melissa Barbosa (IKEA) and charity partner Annalee Sawiak (Furniture Link) back in 2019. By 2020 Furniture Bank in Toronto had...

We recently had the pleasure of working once again with Lina Risi from Postcardhomes, J&D A Division of Royal Lepage R.E. Svss. Lina has been supporting Furniture Bank for almost a decade now, whether attending...

Decluttering Your Home- for yourself & your community! Guest post by Kelsey Marion Learning to let go The past few years have been a whirlwind, to say the least! From the global reach of COVID-19,...

Mackenzie Investments Volunteer Impact Table of Contents Mackenzie Investments has been supporters of Furniture Bank since 2011, with the arrival of the first team of corporate volunteers who came in to support the community. Your...

Thank You South Shore Furniture! Your support helped start the Furniture Bank Network (FBN) This pandemic has provided us with time to reflect on the accomplishments over the last six years. In particular, the progress...

Polysleep Donation Furniture Bank was thrilled to receive 100 new mattresses from Polysleep to support City of Toronto and Furniture Bank rapid housing projects during the 2020 health crisis. The in-kind donation helps provide the...

Big thank you to IKEA Canada! Just before closing their Etobicoke store, we worked together to bring 21 customer returned mattresses to Furniture Bank for immediate reuse. These mattresses went to families so children do...

122 Families receive the comfort of a new IKEA duvet! Melissa Mirowski (Head of Sustainability) and Annalee Sawiak, founder of Furniture Link Inc. organized a tour of the Furniture Bank facility in Etobicoke for Andrew...

Drop off hours now updated! Furniture Bank offers a drop-off option for furniture donors who would like to bring their items themselves or through their own movers. We are often asked why our drop-off hours...

At Furniture Bank as we look for creative, efficient and effective ways to scale our environmental and social impact. We are working with Furniture Link Inc. to demonstrate how partnerships between business and charities can...

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