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This morning we were delighted to host Jennifer Valentyne and CityTV’s Breakfast Television as they toured our 30,000 sq foot facility in Etobicoke and showed the GTA how we go about the business of getting free furniture to individual and families transitioning out of homeless and displacement.

It starts early in the morning when our trucks head out into the community (come rain, shine or a minor snowstorm) to pick up gently used furniture from individuals getting rid of excess or unwanted items.
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Each day the trucks come back laden with furniture that will go out onto our showroom floor to be chosen by our clients. They include Syrian refugee families, two of who we were serving this morning when Jennifer stopped by…
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We’ve recently seen a dramatic rise in the number of Syrian refugee clients we serve owing to the refugee crisis and the Federal Government’s efforts to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada

But of course Syrian refugees aren’t the only type of clients we serve. In fact we helped over 7500 individuals last year, of who

  • 36% were women and children escaping abusive situations
  • 27% were refugees and newcomers
  • 25% were those transitioning out of homelessness
  • as well as seniors, native Canadians and veterans.

Furniture Bank works with over 85 partner agencies to ensure anyone in need of a fresh start in a furnished home. Our partner agencies play a critical role in finding and referring those clients to us through our Client Services referral process.
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And to top it all off, we even had a visit from what Twitter Canada calls ‘Twitter royalty’ – Councillor Norm Kelly or as he is better know @Norm


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All in a day’s work for us here at Furniture Bank, doing what we love: ensuring everyone who requires our services has the dignity, security and comfort of a furnished home

Follow the links to watch all the LiveEye segments:

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