Clearing Out a Loved Ones’ Estate With Furniture Bank

Clearing out a family home can be challenging. It’s a time to reflect on all the memories made in the house, and it can be difficult, emotional and overwhelming to decide what to do with your loved one’s possessions.

At Furniture Bank, all donated furniture and housewares will be redistributed to families and individuals experiencing furniture poverty, allowing them to turn empty housing into homes.

After receiving donations of furniture, we have seen:

  • 83% of clients’ hope in the future restored
  • 78% improvement in clients’ self-esteem 
  • 72% improvement in clients’ self-confidence
  • 72% increase in family stability 

What a better option for your loved ones’ furniture than ending up in landfill!

Christopher Randall, Vice-President of Radio Marketing and Promotion of Zoomer Radio, The New Classical FM, recently made a donation of his mother’s furniture to Furniture Bank and said:

When my brother and I were faced with the sad reality of having to clean out our beloved 97 year old mom’s home we didn’t know where to begin. Our mom had acquired a lot of things in her life and we didn’t know where to start. She valued her possessions and they meant a lot to her.

We offered her possessions to some friends and family and kept some things for our homes but we both as older established people didn’t have room for any of mom’s furniture or household items.

We considered an online auction for her furniture and household items but it was complicated and time consuming.

A friend suggested Furniture Bank. I then remembered a charity sponsorship that I had provided Furniture Bank with on the radio stations where I work as Vice-President of Marketing and Promotion. I called and spoke to Tammy Peddle, Director of Development, who couldn’t have been more kind and she walked me through the very simple process of donating to Furniture Bank.

We set up the pick up date and prepared all the items we wanted to donate and they came on time and the 2 staff members who did the pick up couldn’t have been more helpful, warm and friendly.

Furniture Bank with my mom's dresser

It would make our mom proud to know that the things she enjoyed during her life will soon find a brand new home with people who will value and cherish them as Mom did.

In the end none of us can take anything with us and the Furniture Bank gave my brother and I the opportunity to share some of the legacy of our mother with those in need.

Knowing someone will eat at Mom’s dining room table, sit on her couch, cook in her pots and pans, watch her TV and sleep on her bed gives me comfort in remembering her and how much we love her.

Me and my mom!

There's no place like home and now some of our mom's home will live on through the Furniture Bank.

Have you recently experienced a big life change that has left furniture and housewares that need a new home?

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Aren't sure what to do?

Furniture Bank helps families in need by taking your donated furniture and re-distributing it. Not only do you help those facing difficult times, but also provide them with comfort and hope as they make their empty houses into homes. Christopher Randall was able to easily donate his mother’s estate knowing the items would find new homes where they can be cherished.

Your donation will bring more than just physical comforts to those in need – it can restore self-esteem, self-confidence, family stability, and most importantly – hope for the future. Seeing tangible impacts on people’s lives feels amazing; wouldn’t you like to join the movement?

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