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Richard has been a Furniture Bank donor for over 5 years. He has generously donated his money, gently used furniture and even spent some time with us as a Showroom Guide volunteer. Here’s Richard’s unique...

Since it’s inception, Furniture Bank has been tackling issues surrounding poverty and homelessness by ensuring those who transition out of homelessness are given the best possible chance to succeed in their life off the streets....

Client Impact: Marlene’s Story A Furniture Bank Impact Story Marlene*, one of our lovely clients shares just how appreciative she is for the furniture and the volunteer support she received onsite last week. Marlene left...

Client Impact: Shaniece’s Story A Furniture Bank Impact Story A volunteer story: In Shaniece’s own words: “I came to Furniture Bank because I was interested in helping clients in furnishing their new homes. I am...

Carlo and his supervisor Rick have been moving furniture together for years… Furniture Bank has evolved in many ways over the past decade. While these changes and improvements have greatly increased our ability to help...

We are often asked by people who haven’t heard about Furniture Bank: what is a Furniture Bank? why do Furniture Banks matter? how does a Furniture Bank really impact people? what real difference does furniture...

Necessity is indeed the mother of invention… As it was a necessity that has brought me to where I am today. This is my journey… I have over 20 years working and volunteer in the...

What started as a day of volunteering quickly turned into a newly painted workshop! Once a month a group of members from the Greater Toronto Apartment Association (GTAA) volunteer at Furniture Bank as showroom guides...

Sister Anne Schenck would be the first to admit that there was no firm business plan when she first introduced Furniture Bank to Torontonians new and old back in 1996. Inspired by her past experiences...

Originally Published Thursday, March 8, 2012 4:29PM EST Sandie Benitah, cp24.com At first glance, the items strewn across the warehouse floor of Furniture Bank might seem like simple pieces of furnishings but for women who...

Client Impact: Francisca’s Story A Furniture Bank Impact Story Francisca* arrived in Canada from her native country Guatemala as a refugee, fleeing domestic violence from a previous marriage. Francisca was ready to begin rebuilding confidence,...

Leg Up Employee Impact: Ali’s Story A Furniture Bank Impact Story Ali* began his employment at Furniture Bank through The Toronto Youth Corp and St. Christopher’s House. Like many Leg Up employees, he was facing...

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